3 things I’ve learned as my family and I started navigating the new present norm of a virtual world that caused me to see the benefits of virtual systems like Teletherapy. The 3 characteristics I learned are familiarity, relationships & continuity.
Due to the new norm, my sophomore college age daughter had to move back home and has been upset that she would no longer see her college friends or professors and she felt her engineering classes were too complicated for on-line learning. Like students across the country, she has been able to communicate with her classmates & professors via on-line classes and for study groups. To maintain relationships with her college friends, she is doing so via technology. My daughter is continuing and will complete her college sophomore year online!
Due to the new norm, I started virtual work-out classes with the local gym that I have been attending for a while now. I am continuing to work-out “virtually” with the gym staff that I am familiar with and able to continue relationships with the staff and those attending the classes that I used to see face-to-face. And, I am able to continue working toward my goal of maintaining a work-out schedule!
I share all of this with you in case you have been skeptical about your child attending Teletherapy sessions. My daughter was a skeptic about her on-line classes because it was an unknown to her. I was a skeptic about virtual work-out classes because I have never done virtual classes before, but as we both have found out, it has allowed us some sense of familiarity, sense of continuing relationships and a sense that we are continuing on with tasks that are beneficial to us, all while we are respecting the Stay at Home order for the State of Michigan.
If you would like your child to continue their therapy services during stay at home orders and even beyond, with the therapist they had been seeing at your local MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy Center, your child’s therapist is here to help. Our therapy team members are providing therapy services from their home to yours. Through our Teletherapy platform, your child will enjoy the familiarity of working with the same therapist they worked with at their local MetroEHS Pediatric Center, you and your child would continue the relationship with that same therapist and Teletherapy will allow your child to continue to work on their individualized therapy goals so they do not lose precious skills that have already been established.
We would be honored to work with you and your child during this time and we promise to make this experience as stress-free as possible! Reach out to us to find out what Teletherapy would look like for your family. If you are new to MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy, we are taking new clients! We welcome the opportunity to begin our ‘relationship’ with you now!
Allow your child’s MetroEHS Pediatric Therapist to create the familiarity, the relationship and continuity of services your child is missing! MetroEHS can accomplish this for your child via Teletherapy all while respecting social-distancing guidelines.
We will get through this together. Be safe and stay healthy.
Lori Shaffer Clarke,
President & Founder
MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy