SLP Corner: A Speech Therapist Shares Tips & Tricks for Keeping Kids Engaged During Teletherapy
[Source: Bridging Apps]
We are all adjusting to the new normal, learning how to maintain social distancing, and preparing to return to virtual learning. Understandably, that can feel a bit overwhelming. As a speech therapist, I have been providing therapy via Zoom with my pediatric clients since mid-March. The rush to adapt therapy materials and prepare parents and clients for this new approach to therapy has faded. We are in the long haul now and we are getting creative to keep our kids engaged during the therapy sessions.
When all of this started, we were not sure how long telehealth was going to last. I was hesitant to go out and buy a bunch of new equipment, so I adapted the technology and materials I already had. Below are some of the adaptations and activities I have been using over the past few months.