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Teletherapy Fine Motor Activities
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Teletherapy Fine Motor Activities

Teletherapy fine motor activities? Is this possible? This entry covers activities to address fine motor development in telehealth occupational therapy. Interventions covered include: Origami; drawing; beading; stickers; putty; tongs; mazes and coloring; messy play; and building blocks. ...

Teletherapy activities
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Teletherapy activities

This blog will review teletherapy activities therapists can use on video conferencing platform. Teletherapy does not need to be limited to face-to-face video conferencing. Let’s talk about all the ways technology can assist you in getting the most out of a teletherapy (telehealth session) and help you plan engaging teletherapy activities. ...

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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  • Cluttering Speech Explained

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    If you are a Speech-Language Pathologist working with a client who you suspect is cluttering, it may be beneficial to start by working on reducing his or her speech rate, reducing excess of disfluencies, and improving the client’s self-awareness/self monitoring skills.

  • CBT for Anxiety Disorders

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for all anxiety disorders. CBT’s numerous resources make it ideal for self-help as well as more formal psychotherapy.

  • Where Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Meet

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Occupational therapy has a strong historical connection to mental health.  Therapists can work with individuals and populations in a variety of settings to promote positive mental health.  Several OT skills that we use in multiple environments can be easily adapted to support mental health populations.