Do you wonder how speech therapy is going to fit into your family's busy schedule? Or do you live in a small Colorado town and the closest speech therapist is a long drive away? ChitChat Therapies has made life simpler by offering telepractice, or online therapy services.
We deliver our full range of services and work with your child from the comfort of your home. In our experience, families who have received online therapy said that it was easy to use and engaging (just like our in-person sessions)!
Not only is telepractice convenient, but research confirms that it is as effective as in-person speech therapy. And it's very easy to use. All you need is a computer (the larger the screen, the better), high-speed internet, and possibly a headset. ChitChat Therapies will email you with a link to our platform, which is HIPAA-compliant and secure. You simply log in and then we start our session.
We are able to see and hear each other, just like FaceTime or Skype, as well as play with interactive apps and share therapy materials. Sessions look different based on clients' ages and goals. With young children, we break up the screen time by doing lots of movement activities and hands-on games. The younger the child, the more important it is for parents to be actively engaged and willing to learn therapy techniques. This helps promote carryover of skills into everyday routines. On the other hand, older children, teenagers, and adults are likely sitting during the session and interacting with us using the video feature, apps, and other materials.
Telepractice is a convenient, effective option for speech therapy. Want to try it out before you commit? Contact us to schedule a free 10-minute trial session!