Telesessions are therapy services delivered through online platforms. These services include therapeutic interviews, parent consultations, home environment assessment, and therapy sessions. At High Hopes, our therapists use their laptops to carry out virtual sessions while the child and parents are in the comfort of their home – anywhere in the world!
Research supports telesessions as virtual home visits from the therapist help enhance a family’s daily routines. They allow the therapist to evaluate the set-up of a child’s mealtime, the light used for playtime, and the child’s standing position in their standing frame. They also enable the therapist to provide parents with thorough guidelines on adapting activities to the child’s needs and using the recommended tools, which can further support the child’s development.
Telesessions are appropriate for most children of all abilities and needs.
Our team follows several processes to prepare for each telesession, starting from evaluating the eligibility of a child for a telesession by filling a screener form. If telesessions are not recommended for the child, the team then devises an alternative plan to support the child and family. If the child is eligible for a telesession, the team creates a plan for the first telesession that details therapy goals, resource requirements including space and time requirements for each therapeutic activity and parental involvement. We then share the plan to the parent and help them prepare for the telesession to be a success. At the conclusion of each telesession, the therapist gathers parents’ feedback before completing the clinical and parents note. We then update and share the therapy plan with the parents to help them prepare for the following telesession.
To successfully complete a telesession, you will require a reliable internet connection, a laptop or device supported on a stable surface and a quiet room. Resources required for the session are listed in your therapy plan and it is recommended to have all of these ready at the start of your session to allow smooth transitions between activities.
Neurology and Neuroscience, PhD
Senior Pediatric Physical Therapist
Head of Speech and Language Department
MSc, RHCPC SLT
Speech and Language Therapist (Apraxia Specialist)
Senior Occupational Therapist /
Senior Occupational Therapist
(Sensory Integration Specialist)
M.Ed., CTVI, CATIS
Vision Intervention Specialist