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Therapy Activities and Icebreakers
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Therapy Activities and Icebreakers

This blog will review therapy activities and icebreakers for new pediatric clients in one on one or group sessions. Whether in person or via telehealth, an initial meeting with a new client can make you feel a certain type of anxious. Though there may be some guilt around “wasting” time getting to know the client and building rapport prior to getting to the meat of the therapy, the research actually says that taking the time to build a strong relationship with your client is likely more important than any specific therapy task. Here are 10 fun therapy activities....


Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19
  • Friday, September 4, 2020

Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19

This blog will review anxiety counseling techniques that counselors and therapists can apply when treating individuals during the current coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus has obvious physical health implications but it has also brought along with it significant anxiety problems. Not only are people afraid of catching COVID-19 but the resulting restrictions have led to worries about finances, education, and the future. For mental health professionals, the challenge is to help people cope effectively with their anxiety issues. Here are suggestions on what counseling techniques can be considered to assist the anxious client. ...


Tips and Activities for Social Skills Group and Language Group via Telepractice (teletherapy)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tips and Activities for Social Skills Group and Language Group via Telepractice (teletherapy)

Social Skills Group or Language Group is a great way to help children learn and practice both their social and language skills with their peers but how is it done via telepractice (teletherapy)? What social skills group activities can be utilized when seeing clients online? Not only will this blog answer those questions, but it will also provide you with a repeatable session plan and activities that can be used for small group language or social skills therapy via telepractice and a list of 20 Youtube videos to utilize as a basis for those lessons. ...


Online Speech Therapy Games
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Online Speech Therapy Games

Online speech therapy games are great for home practice and teletherapy (aka telehealth) and add another mode of learning. This blog will review 12 fun online speech therapy games and resources that therapists can utilize with children either during office or telehealth visits....


Preparing Parents for Teletherapy (Telehealth)
  • Monday, July 13, 2020

Preparing Parents for Teletherapy (Telehealth)

Teletherapy (telehealth therapy) may be a completely new experience for many of your clients and parents and this blog will review how to prepare parents for teletherapy. Technology, environment, parent involvement and child’s behavior will be addressed to help you prepare your new clients and families for their first teletherapy session....


Your Private Therapy Practice during COVID 19:  What You Need To Know Going Forward
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Your Private Therapy Practice during COVID 19: What You Need To Know Going Forward

Your private therapy practice during COVID 19 is not the same and the therapy world was quite different just a few short months ago. What do you need to know going forward? This blog will review safety of your practice and patients; new policies and procedure that practice owners may consider and alternative approaches to in- person therapy....


Online Teletherapy Resources
  • Monday, June 22, 2020

Online Teletherapy Resources

These teletherapy resources are free, open ended and adaptable by any therapist or counselor and require almost zero preparation. Short animated films are a total hidden gem in the pediatric teletherapy world. These videos usually do not have dialogue, so they allow for open-ended conversation. This blog will review how to use short films in teletherapy and a list of our top YouTube videos....


Tips for Early Intervention Telepractice
  • Sunday, June 7, 2020

Tips for Early Intervention Telepractice

This blog provides practical tips for early intervention telepractice (teletherapy), using a weekly parent interview. If you’re a therapist working with the 0-3 population via telepractice for the first time, you may be worried about filling up the whole session time. Well first off; you’re not alone. That’s one of the top reported reasons therapists are worried that telepractice won’t be a good fit for their youngest clients. ...


HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

HIPAA compliant video conferencing is a must when providing teletherapy (aka telehealth) services. Once you decide that telehealth is right for your practice, the next step is choosing your video- conferencing platform. Not just any platform but a platform that provides HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing. You might be tempted to assume that any password-protected video-conferencing platform is secure but that is not the case. If you are going to be providing telehealth services, your platform and other tools need to meet HIPAA-compliance standards. ...


Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists
  • Monday, July 29, 2019

Teletherapy Checklist for Therapists

Teletherapy is growing! Here is the checklist of equipment, technology, documents and marketing for your teletherapy service....


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  • Family Therapy Activities

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Family therapy activities and techniques will be covered in this blog post. No one has more influence on a person’s development than their family. Unfortunately, that can be both a blessing and a curse. When family members contribute to someone’s difficulties, we may require their assistance to help make the situation better. That is when we can turn to family therapy and use your family therapy techniques to come up with family therapy activities.. Although family therapy has many theoretical orientations, it shares the basic belief that family dynamics have the power to help solve problems. Here are some of the most well-known and effective family therapy techniques and a few family therapy activities:

  • Therapy Activities and Icebreakers

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    This blog will review therapy activities and icebreakers for new pediatric clients in one on one or group sessions. Whether in person or via telehealth, an initial meeting with a new client can make you feel a certain type of anxious. Though there may be some guilt around “wasting” time getting to know the client and building rapport prior to getting to the meat of the therapy, the research actually says that taking the time to build a strong relationship with your client is likely more important than any specific therapy task. Here are 10 fun therapy activities.

  • Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    This blog will review anxiety counseling techniques that counselors and therapists can apply when treating individuals during the current coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus has obvious physical health implications but it has also brought along with it significant anxiety problems. Not only are people afraid of catching COVID-19 but the resulting restrictions have led to worries about finances, education, and the future. For mental health professionals, the challenge is to help people cope effectively with their anxiety issues. Here are suggestions on what counseling techniques can be considered to assist the anxious client.

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