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Telehealth Services at the BAC

Therapy from the comfort and safety of your home!

In an effort to do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, The Boston Ability Center is thrilled to provide pediatric occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy, and feeding therapy via telehealth! We promise - this won't be just another Zoom session! Our clinicians have tricks up their sleeve to virtually engage children of all ages and abilities, from infants, to preschool, to middle school and beyond! This unique form of service delivery allows your child to continue working towards their therapy goals from safety and comfort of home, with an added benefit of therapy within your child's natural environment for optimal home carryover. Evaluations and weekly sessions are now available via this platform to those in Massachusetts. 

Curious how OT, PT, Speech and Language, and/or Feeding Therapy services delivered via telehealth may be beneficial to you and your child? Check out the information below for the many ways telehealth can help! 

 

occupational therapy

  • In-home," face to face implementation of an individualized treatment program based on your child's specific areas of need, which may include: fine motor, visual motor, gross motor, self-care (e.g. dressing, eating), self-regulation, and/or sensory processing activities and strategies

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  • Activities designed specifically around materials available in your home for increased carryover

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  • Child and family education, problem-solving, and implementation of home programing

  • Tours throughout your house to provide education on and recommendations for environmental modifications to assist with every day success

PHYSICAL THERAPY

  • Education on how you can use objects throughout your home to exercise

  • Instructions on how to set up and perform exercises and stretches with supervision while you do them with your child, including real-time feedback

  • Education regarding typical development, equipment, bracing, and home exercise programs

  • Assessment of positioning in adaptive equipment you have at home
     

  • Education on breathing exercises to improve pulmonary health for more sedentary individuals or those with compromised lung health
     

  • Education on behavioral strategies and reward systems that might need to be used at home to implement PT home exercise programs

speech and language

therapy

  • Explanation of home programs and assistance for parents in finding realistic ways to target therapy goals within their own home

  • Modeling and education for parents on providing prompts to help their children produce targeted speech sounds

 

  • Observation of play interactions between parents and their children with the provision of ideas on how to expand the play or layer other therapy goals into that play (ex. expanding language, using phrases that will include target speech sounds, following directions, etc.).

  • Facilitation of play and/or dialogue between children and their siblings or other family members to target social pragmatic skills

 

  • Determination of progress or continued areas of difficulty and adjustments to home programs as needed

 

  • Provision of activities via screen sharing that will keep children engaged and motivated to work on targeted skills during their telehealth session

feeding therapy

  • Education on seating and environmental modifications to assist with mealtime success

  • Education on preparatory postural control and stability exercises

  • Face to face virtual treatment and education on language to use and pretend food play ideas.

  • Assistance with implementation of home programing

  • Sessions during family mealtimes to help with the successful implementation of treatment strategies

See what families are saying...

“Today was our first telehealth session and it far exceeded our expectations! Our therapist had many tricks up her sleeve to keep my 6-year-old engaged and working on her OT goals. Most surprising was learning how to create a simple obstacle course in her room that even had her 10-year-old sister interested. Now they have big plans underway to design a bigger and better obstacle course in the backyard! Many thanks to Boston Ability Center for helping provide consistency for families during this challenging time.” ⁣⁣

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