Telehealth medicine is increasing in popularity and efficacy as more people seek treatment and support on their own schedule. For children and parents seeking autism treatment, it can often be difficult and overwhelming to find the right autism treatment program for a child’s specific needs. For many, telehealth treatment programs are a great way to address your child’s needs from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth autism therapy programs are convenient, effective ways to help autistic children overcome challenges from the comfort of their homes.
At EMIT Therapeutics, we offer in-home telehealth autism therapy programs for children ages 1.5 to 18 across New Jersey. Learn more about our programs by calling us today at 844.983.0240.
What Is Telehealth Autism Therapy?
Often it can be challenging to access qualified autism therapists. Location, schedules, and a child’s individual needs may make seeking autism therapy in person a challenge. Telehealth therapy provides resources for various treatments from the comfort of home to support a child’s needs. Video sessions with therapists provide speech therapy, functional and skills training, as well as behavioral analysis. Virtual check-ins offer children consistent support, more ability to focus in a comfortable home environment, and flexibility. Sessions usually run one hour and help families prepare for the following week’s practice and reassess a child’s progress. Generally, no special equipment is necessary for telehealth therapy.
Benefits of Telehealth Autism Therapy
Telehealth autism therapy can offer a bridge for families and children in need of autism support without the added strain of in-office appointments. Busy families, social distancing, and a rise in remote learning make the adaptive, individual care of telehealth ideal for many families. Children may engage more quickly and deeply with therapy and skills training when already in a familiar home environment. In-home therapy can also reduce a child’s anxiety and ease stress for parents.
Furthermore, telehealth autism therapy can provide individual training and support for parents without their child present. This type of training can increase the efficacy of home therapy and improve parent-child relationships and understanding. Telehealth’s diversity in style and accessibility makes it an ideal supplement or replacement for in-office care.
What to Expect from a Telehealth Appointment
Autism activities and therapies differ to fit each child and family’s needs. Some remote learning activities may include the following:
- Screen share flashcard games to practice speech skills or facial expression recognition.
- Building structures with blocks or Legos with directions prompted by the therapist.
- Games like “Simon Says” to practice following directions and repetition.
- Parent-child activities allow the therapist an opportunity to witness parent-child relationship dynamics.
- Video lessons will enable the therapist to share their screen and watch videos with children to help meet their goals.
These and other telehealth activities help therapists and families determine and practice appropriate reinforcement systems to keep children on track. Systems of reinforcement may include connecting telehealth training to therapeutic video games, crafts, and virtual field trips that support growth, learning, and positive reinforcement. In an increasingly digital landscape, developing skills across digital platforms and engaging in remote therapy helps children adapt to the modern world. At the same time, the child begins to understand social cues, complex language, and other life skills.
Contact EMIT Therapeutics for More Information
There are many approaches to autism therapy to meet your child’s specific needs. At EMIT Therapeutics, we believe in providing individualized autism therapy to help children grow into independent, well-rounded adults. We tailor our therapeutic approaches to each child and family’s specific needs. Our in-home telehealth services provide you and your child with structure and support that meets the flexibility of your life. If you’re ready to begin telehealth autism therapy for your child, contact us online today or at 844.983.0240.