Teletherapy has been an instrumental tool for therapists to connect with families and their children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Good Morning America highlighted a family early last year participating in telehealth sessions. It has been a year since we transitioned therapy to a virtual medium. Although we are now able to return to face-to-face visits with some children, telehealth remains an excellent tool for many. We have found telehealth engages parents and siblings to work together to enable a child to meet their goals. The therapist works alongside of the families to ensure they are familiar and confident to carry out activities throughout the week.
To many families that have felt isolated this past year, telehealth pediatric therapy has provided a lifeline to support the growth and development of their child.