Speech and Occupational Therapy provided in the comfort of your own home via teletherapy!
TELEPRACTICE is TELETHERAPY from Home
MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy is proud to offer excellent therapy to our clients, and service them in a way that suits their individual needs. Speech and Occupational Therapy provided in the comfort of your own home via teletherapy! Teletherapy, or telepractice, uses a HIPPA compliant and secure video platform, similar to Skype, to connect a client to a specially trained Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist for live, individual treatment sessions. This virtual therapy is an excellent option for families all over Michigan who home-school, have busy schedules, or anyone who otherwise have a difficult time coming into the clinic. Contact us if you think teletherapy would be a good fit for your family!
In addition to individual families, MetroEHS also offers Teletherapy to schools in Michigan to keep IEP’s in compliance. Please visit our Staffing Page to explore more.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will my insurance cover teletherapy?
Most insurances cover teletherapy, including many BCBS plans. Community Mental Health is not currently covering teletherapy in the Metro Detroit counties, but this could change in the future.
2. How old does my child have to be to participate?
Any age! If a child is young or active, the therapy session will be geared towards “parent training”. The therapist will provide materials and coach the parents to implement the goals and provide feedback.
3. Do kids find it boring?
No! Our teletherapy website offers a variety of picture cards and we always incorporate games to keep clients engaged. Kids also love having the attention of their parent and the person on the other side of the screen. It’s all about them!
4. What do I need to use teletherapy?
You will need internet connection, a computer or tablet with a camera, microphone, and speakers. Headsets are not required.
5. How will I access the platform?
Your therapist will send you an email and you will make a free account. When it is time for your session, you will receive another email with a link to the session, you will put in your password, and you will be connected with your live therapist.
6. What if I live outside of Michigan?
Due to state licensing requirements, we are only able to provide therapy to residents of Michigan.