LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Connect Teletherapy, an established, licensed provider of speech and occupational therapy for K-12 students, announced today that it is expanding its online therapy offerings to help parents cope with their children's needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed schools nationwide. As the media has reported, millions of families are struggling to support children with special education needs during this period of social isolation.
"Children with special needs need to have consistent therapy services in order to maintain their skills," said a spokesperson for Connect Teletherapy. "Unfortunately, with this much time off, they will likely regress significantly in their skills. This is the problem we are solving with one-on-one online therapy sessions." The firm is able to keep students on their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), a critical factor in delivering effective special education services.
Connect Teletherapy is now able to see individual clients via private services using a HIPAA-compliant, online platform that is user friendly and very interactive. "The children we see for online therapy love logging into their sessions and have maintained their skill levels," the spokesperson added. For example, the firm works with students on speech and language therapy covering articulation, e.g. helping a child say sounds such as /r/ or /s/, language comprehension, grammar, fluency issues like stuttering, voice and hearing.
They can also work with students remotely on social skills, which is essential for children on the autistic spectrum or those dealing with other developmental issues. Occupational therapy (OT) services include writing, sequencing, sensory regulation and daily living skills. Though the firm is based out of Santa Monica, CA, they have therapists working in almost every state. Special discount packages are available.
For more information, visit www.connectteletherapy.com.