How to Get the Most Out of Online Therapy for Your Child

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

The global pandemic has forced everyone to make many life adjustments, especially ones that involve technology. ‘Zoom’ has now become essential way to study, work and even attend therapy sessions. There are a few things you and your child can do before, during and after an online therapy session to ensure your child gets the most out of the session.

Online speech therapy video call

Before

  • Ensure you have a strong WIFI connection

  • Have a set routine and/or schedule that includes physical activity

  • Set up a workstation at a table, much like homework time.

  • Keep distractions to a minimum

A strong WIFI connection will ensure there is no video and/or sound lagging. It is important that your child and their therapist can clearly see and understand each other for numerous reasons. For example, when working on writing skills in Occupational Therapy, your therapist needs to see your child to evaluate posture and pencil grip.


Your child also needs to see and hear their therapist’s instructions clearly to understand and make those changes. A good way to keep a strong WIFI signal is to make sure no one else in the household is streaming videos or playing video games.


On therapy days, try to have a set routine. This should involve a good night’s sleep, physical activity, an