Prior to your sessions, our scheduling team and/or therapist will send you a link to join the virtual therapy session. The therapist will also notify you of any toys you may need to use to participate in the session.
As a parent, you play a crucial role in ensuring your child has the necessary materials to make the most out of each teletherapy session.
Here’s a handy guide to the essential materials you might need:
1. A Device with a Camera and Microphone: Ensure you have a device, whether it’s a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, equipped with a functioning camera and microphone. This will allow your child to interact visually and verbally with their therapist.
2. Stable Internet Connection: A reliable internet connection is the backbone of any teletherapy session. Confirm that your internet speed is sufficient for smooth video streaming and minimize potential disruptions.
3. Comfortable Headphones: Invest in a pair of comfortable headphones for your child to enhance audio quality and minimize distractions. This is especially helpful in creating a focused and immersive experience.
4. Well-Lit and Quiet Space: Choose a well-lit and quiet area for your child’s teletherapy sessions. Adequate lighting ensures clear visibility, while a quiet space minimizes distractions and promotes concentration.
5. Basic Art Supplies: Depending on the nature of the therapy, having basic art supplies on hand can be beneficial. Consider keeping items like paper, crayons, markers, and colored pencils nearby for creative activities.
6. Interactive Tools and Toys: Collaborate with your child’s therapist to identify age-appropriate interactive tools or toys that can be incorporated into the sessions. These can add a hands-on element to the virtual experience.
Did you know?
Our clinic also accepts donations of toys from other families, which we then allow teletherapy clients or underserved families to pick up and keep! If you do not have the toys necessary to complete your teletherapy sessions, do not worry. Simply notify your therapist or call us at 786-206-4151 to see what we have available for you.
7. Whiteboard or Notepad: A small whiteboard or notepad can be handy for writing or drawing activities. It provides a tangible surface for your child to express themselves and engage in therapeutic exercises.
8. Timer or Clock: Having a timer or clock visible in the session space helps your child understand and manage the duration of activities, promoting time awareness and structure.
9. Positive Reinforcement System: Implement a simple positive reinforcement system to acknowledge and reward your child’s efforts during the session. This could be stickers, a token system, or a designated reward for a job well done.
10. Open Communication with the Therapist: Establish open communication with your child’s therapist about any additional materials they may recommend based on the specific goals of the session. Therapists often have tailored suggestions to enhance the virtual experience.
By ensuring you have these materials on hand, you’re not just creating a conducive space for teletherapy – you’re actively contributing to your child’s progress and engagement. Remember, the goal is to make the virtual therapy room as comfortable and enriching as possible, setting the stage for a positive and effective teletherapy experience.