In an effort to protect families from COVID-19, all therapy visits are now being offered virtually.
Thank you for your willingness to welcome me into your home through teletherapy. Your health and safety are my first priority as I serve your child and your family. I will continue to monitor the developing situation and keep you updated on my plans to resume in-home therapy.
Please know that our teletherapy is evidence-based and supported by research to show progress. I understand this is an uncertain time and difficult transition. I am committed to serving you to the best of my ability. I welcome your feedback so I may ensure your plan of care continues to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your patience and trust as we go on this new adventure together!
Important Notes for Teletherapy Visits
- Our time together is still just as valuable and I look forward to seeing you! Please let me know via email, call, or text if you are unable to make our scheduled appointment for any reason.
- There may be technical difficulties, either on my side or yours. We will work together to problem-solve. Please reach out as soon as possible so I may help.
- Just like always, you are an essential part of our therapy. I will guide you to use strategies that support your child’s development during everyday routines. You are your child’s best teacher! Please continue being an active role during our time together.
- Invite connection with your child
- Acknowledge your child’s emotional health and energy level
- Engage your child by integrating our goals through daily activities and routines
- Establish a sense of stability and consistency that supports your child’s development
Family-Centered Routine-Based Intervention
Transitioning to teletherapy has not changed my therapy model. I am still able to support all families through parent coaching and routine-based methods. Research shows parents and caregivers can be just as effective as therapists when using strategies in a supportive environment.
- Partner with family to create goals
- Provide rationale for why a strategy is recommended
- Offer ways to implement strategies into your daily routines
- Ensure caregivers feel confident and educated in the plan
- Check in frequently to ensure understanding, ability, and satisfaction
- Partner with therapist to create goals and share priorities
- Communicate what’s working and what areas need more support
- Practice strategies with the support of the therapist during daily routines
- Provide feedback, ask questions, and take an active role in therapy sessions