Our response to the COVID-19 virus has been remarkable during this unprecedented time. Because of our duties to provide essential related services to children, we have successfully embarked on transitioning our services virtually. As a primary contract agency with the NYC DOE that services over 100 schools throughout NYC, an Early Intervention agency that services infants and toddlers throughout the 5 boroughs and Long Island, all our providers are proficient in teletherapy. Distance has only made us closer.
We meticulously pair our clients with expert and skilled therapists to provide high-quality, virtual therapy. Our providers have delivered superior service and ongoing support to families during this crisis and have kept children engaged and on task for optimal progress to excel in their learning.
Teletherapy, or telepractice, has become mainstream, so that individuals get the care they need when they need it, wherever they live. There has been a lot of research on telepractice as it continues to grow as a successful service delivery model. Research has found very few differences between telepractice and traditional in-person therapy!
We understand that supporting your child’s education and therapy services through it all will add another dimension to your responsibilities, and we want you to know that we will do everything we can to support your efforts. We are here to show you how Teletherapy can be an integral modality of speech and language services. Our sessions are synchronous which means they are interactive with audio and video connection in real time to create an in-person experience similar to that achieved in a traditional encounter. Through the platform we use, the child can interact with the clinician just as he/she would if it was an in-person session. There can be hands-on activities, activities involving the platform, and even interactive games between the two. The platform we use is secure and compliant with HIPPA and FERPA regulations. Many health insurances are covering teletherapy services.
Depending on the age of your child, he/she may not be expected to attend to the computer for the full length of the teletherapy session. Rather, if you prefer, we will come into your home via real-time video chat and provide you with coaching and support for navigating each of your child’s therapy goals. We will give you step by step guidance for addressing each goal while reminding you of the various things you are doing well and providing additional assistance where needed. We will work together as a team to provide the best care for your child. Our teletherapy environment helps students focus as our provider’s face is highlighted and the child can only hear and see them, eliminating some of the distractions that we deal with in other settings. The platform we utilize is so easy to use. You just need to download the platform for free and just press click to connect with your therapist week by week. It will become more comfortable and manageable as we move forward together.Teletherapy - More Information
- Virtual Speech and Language; Physical and Occupational Therapy Evaluations
- Virtual speech, physical and occupational therapy at home, school, or living facilities.
- Live, clear, and secure services to children, adolescents and even adults throughout NYS.
No matter where you live, we are here to help!
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT
150-50 14th Road
Whitestone, NY 11357
Tel: (718) 767-0091/0071
Fax: (718) 767-0086