I have something exciting to share with you. So many therapists were thrown into the world of teletherapy. When it comes to teletherapy with kids, however, there is a lot going on. Kids show up without materials to their virtual OT sessions. Or they might not show up for their scheduled session at all. There are schedule issues with hybrid/virtual sessions. Other therapists run into the difficulty of coming up with teletherapy ideas for kids that address skills like handwriting, visual processing skills, and functional tasks. I’m here to help.
Want to get streamlined information on teletherapy with kids?
I have put everything on the website covering all things virtual therapy and put it into one free email course.
In the 5 day email series, I cover areas that you’ve told me you have questions about. Some of those questions include:
- How to work on goal areas without therapy equipment and materials?
- What does teletherapy look like for early intervention or younger children?
- What does virtual therapy look like for high-needs children?
- What activities can be accomplished in virtual therapy?
- How to use household materials in teletherapy sessions?
- How to come up with new and fresh activity ideas week after week?
- How to help kids MOVE in the way they need for development and strength, coordination, attention, and sensory needs?
- Any and all teletherapy resources!
It’s all covered in the free teletherapy with kids mini-course!
Teletherapy for Kids Free Resources
Each day of the 5 day email series, you’ll receive information on each of the topics described above. You’ll find tons of tips and tools for each area.
Each day in the free email series contains a free resource that you can add to your teletherapy toolbox. The free printables include:
- A free printable teletherapy planner to make planning your sessions a breeze
- A handy list of links to teletherapy activities using materials found in homes
- A list of online games and websites you can use as reward activities to build skills
- A parent handout describing household materials that can be used in teletherapy sessions
- Tons of themed therapy slide decks!
Want in? Let’s get you the resources you need for serving kids in teletherapy!
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.