Milestone has been hard at work integrating teletherapy in order to continue providing children it serves with physical, occupational, speech and developmental therapy, as well as ABA interventions. These changes were brought about because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however there are numerous studies that show teletherapy is an effective way to provide services to children.
The following studies have found that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy sessions1:
Evidence from an additional study suggests that strong relationships and rapport can be built with families via live video visits1. The study was conducted on telehealth-delivered occupational therapy to help gain a better understanding of the experience through the perspective of the parents.
During the 12-week study, parent interviews were analyzed for common themes to understand how parents perceived teletherapy and the interventions provided. Parents expressed how telehealth effectively:
Although multiple studies show that teletherapy is effective, our therapists and the children we serve need your help to succeed. In order to gain the best possible results for your child:
Please reach out to our helpful staff if you have any questions or would like further information.
1 Wallisch, Anna and Little, Lauren. “Introduction to Live Video Visits.” Youtube, 5 April 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n86V9qqidy4&feature=youtu.be
2 Little, L.M., Pope, E., Wallisch, A., & Dunn, W. (2018). Occupation-Based Coaching by Means of Telehealth for Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 72. 7202205020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.024786