Today, telehealth treatment is becoming a standard type of medical care across the country. For those seeking autism treatment, telehealth offers a stress-free convenient support system from the comfort of home. Many children with autism struggle with social anxiety and prefer to be at home. Telehealth therapy, educational tools, and doctors can free parents from long commutes and schedule conflicts. This anxiety-reducing, family-friendly, adaptable form of treatment is not only the future of successful autism treatments; it’s happening right now!
If you or a loved one are looking for telehealth treatment programs for autism, EMIT’s programs work with children of all ages and their families living in New Jersey. Our in-home treatment programs meet children and their parents wherever they are on their unique autism journey and grow at the pace that’s right for you. Call 844.983.0240 today to speak to one of our treatment specialists.
Why Telehealth Autism Therapy Is Right For You
Telehealth autism therapy can bring the best therapists to you, no matter where you live. For some in rural communities, telehealth therapy can support young learners and help their parents connect with the greater autism community. Appointments range from ABA therapy, social and functional skills training, pediatric assessments, and family therapy sessions to help family members cope and understand the autistic journey.
Online therapy sessions can provide the consistency that allows young learners with autism to thrive without demanding parents to commute. Short virtual check-in can also help therapists better understand a child’s home environment and gauge progress. They can then make changes in treatment if necessary. Most therapy appointments last 30 minutes to an hour and vary in frequency based on a child’s needs. This practice allows their parents to build consistent schedules around therapy for calmer home life.
What to Expect from a Telehealth Appointment
Most autism telehealth treatments incorporate ABA (applied behavioral analysis) therapy into treatment. This therapy focuses on a child’s strengths, rewarding good behavior, and ignoring bad behavior. In the 21st century, children are increasingly responsive to screens, making telehealth therapy an excellent fit for many children on the autism spectrum. Some remote therapy activities may include:
- Online flashcards to practice speaking, listening, and responding to visual cues.
- Building structures out of legos or blocks according to the therapist’s directions.
- Time to watch and monitor dynamics between the child and their parent or caretaker.
- Lessons in life skills, speech, or social skills training.
- Call and response games like “Simon Says” to practice listener responding and assess a learner’s growth.
- Visual and audio assessments to track growth and progress.
The in-home intimacy of telehealth training can help many children progress faster than in-person therapy alone. Reducing stress on the entire family also makes telehealth therapy a go-to autism learning tool for many people. Some parents receive telehealth parent training and individual therapy to help them better understand their child’s needs and foster their own self-care and wellbeing.
Begin Autism Treatment at EMIT Today
While we don’t treat autism with a single type of therapy or modality, telehealth therapy has made it possible to support your child from home. Consider multiple trips to different types of therapy across town a thing of the past, and enjoy the stress relief and personal support without leaving the couch.
At EMIT, we tailor telehealth therapy to each child and family’s needs with a grounded, holistic approach. We believe in meeting each child where they are. Our in-home therapy provides children with the structure and support they need to grow. If you’re ready to begin telehealth therapy for your child or learn more about our programs, contact us online today or at 844.983.0240.