Successful Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy: What Makes It Possible?

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

In our last blog post, we talked about the tips you need to know in order to get the most out of online therapy. Once you've mastered Zoom, it's important to know how to get the best possible results from your therapy sessions. There's a number of things for both the family and the clinicians to keep in mind in order to get the most out of our time together, so we've asked some of our team members to share what they find makes successful speech therapy and occupational therapy possible.


Rapport

Mutual trust creates a relaxed and motivating learning environment. That's why one of the most common responses from our team was that building rapport with clients is a key factor influencing successful therapy. We work hard to create a safe, respectful, and honest environment where clients can feel heard and supported. By being open with your Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist about any questions or concerns during the therapy process, we can work together to figure out the best plan to address any difficulties.


Motivation / Active Involvement

Being aware of the goals of therapy and the purposes of certain exercises can help keep you encouraged and motivated. Our therapists always do their best to explain the reasoning behind different the different tasks asked of our clients. If you ever need more clarification, don't hesitate to ask questions – it just shows that you're taking an active role in your therapy.


One of the best ways to maintain your motivation in speech therapy is to have a strong support system around you encouraging you to keep up all your hard work. Coming to therapy sessions with a positive attitude and determination can make all the difference!