Teletherapy is the online delivery of speech and occupational therapy services via live video conferencing. Teletherapy sessions are similar to traditional therapy sessions with one exception. Instead of sitting in the same room, students and therapists interact via live video conferencing.
During therapy sessions, the student and therapist can see, hear, and interact with one another in real time, using webcams, headsets, and a live, synchronous online learning environment. If you’ve ever used Skype on your computer or FaceTime on your iPhone, you’ve used a similar type of technology. The actual therapy is similar to what the therapist would deliver face-to-face, only teletherapy is done with a computer. Licensed therapists use traditional therapy techniques and activities and enhance those techniques through innovative software and tools and have the technology literally at their fingertips to plan and deliver high-quality services.