In the new episode of Child Life On Call we talk about the benefits that virtual speech therapy offers to children and families, and what to expect from your speech therapy sessions.
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Sometimes if you go to an outpatient clinic or if you're getting services in school, you don't really have the ability to go into the therapy room and interact with the speech-language pathologist. When speech therapy is online, the parent gets to be there, the child is present, and everybody's on board at the same time.
Virtual speech-language pathology allows not only provides the care the child needs but also offers an opportunity to educate the parent. Speech-language pathologists can explain what and why they're doing, how parents can help their children build skills at home, and how to support their little ones.
No long wait-lists
If you do go to a clinic, or if you do have speech therapy services in a school, sometimes there's a really long waitlist. As little ones are growing really fast, you don't always have the option to wait six months to be on an evaluation list to eventually get services. With virtual speech therapy, you can get help the next day.
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Making therapy fun with online games
Virtual speech-language pathologists can engage children in games and work with them to get them to start talking, whether it may be on a language goal or on an articulation goal. This also allows parents to get the tools to support their child's language development at home.
At Better Speech, we offer online speech therapy services convenient for you and tailored to your child's individual needs. Our services are affordable and effective - get Better Speech now.
About the Author
I am ASHA Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist and Chief Knowledge Officer with Better Speech. Since obtaining my CCC’s in 2010, I have worked with individuals of all ages from little ones who are learning to understand and express themselves to adults who want to improve their speaking skills and become a more fluent and effective communicator. I love to teach and educate others, in my spare time I like reading, cooking and traveling!