Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents of children diagnosed with autism have become concerned about how to obtain autism therapy services. For some, this is because in-home care from someone outside the family raises health concerns. For others, it’s because commuting long distances to obtain services is inconvenient or impossible.
One silver lining from these challenging times is that more telehealth autism treatment services are available. Caregivers and children can now interact remotely using video conferencing platforms, apps, and messaging services.
At Opya, we’re happy to include fully remote options for our early intervention autism therapy and occupational and speech therapy offerings.
To learn more about these programs and how to begin the enrollment process, please get in touch with us today at (650) 931-6300http://(650) 931-6300 or by submitting a contact request online.
Virtual Autism Speech Therapy Program
Our virtual speech therapy program gives children diagnosed with autism effective communication skills to last a lifetime. Our primary goal is to help children 18 months to six years old make a smoother transition into elementary school.
Program outcomes for speech therapy include:
- Helping to foster practical communication skills appropriate to your child’s age range
- Helping to work with your child’s social interaction, which allows them to feel comfortable with others in their peer group
- Helping in reducing problem behaviors that can potentially damage relationships or learning
When needed, we can help by providing alternate communication tools, including picture cards or sign language.
At Opya, we believe early intervention autism therapy is essential for children diagnosed with autism. We know that solid language development is a significant pillar of your child’s early development. We provide clinically excellent therapy in this crucial area. Our licensed speech therapists offer fully remote one-on-one services to your child within the home environment where they feel most comfortable.
Virtual Autism Occupational Therapy Program
Equally important as speech therapy is occupational therapy. This is the case because it gives children diagnosed with autism the practice and confidence they need to engage in everyday activities. Activities include play, personal grooming, toilet use, eating, and getting dressed. Focused on problem-solving and coping, occupational therapy also effectively reduces self-injury, meltdowns, and tantrums.
An accredited virtual autism occupational therapy program like ours helps develop essential competencies, including:
- Fine motor skills, such as the ones needed for writing and drawing
- Gross motor skills, such as the ones needed for riding a bike
- Comfort and facility playing with others
- Aptitude in sensory processing and tools for coping with overwhelm
- Fundamental self-care in the realms of hygiene, eating, and more
These competencies serve children diagnosed with autism for the rest of their lives. Having them builds confidence and coping skills, and these attributes, in turn, make it possible to develop lasting relationships, engage in education successfully, and ultimately join the adult world.
Early intervention in the form of occupational therapy is a game-changer. It gives your child the skills and experience they need to avoid secondary mental health concerns like depression and anxiety. Children who complete our program are far more likely to enter their elementary school years with confidence, success, and the ability to truly enjoy their experience.
What Are the Overall Benefits of Autism Therapy Telehealth Services?
Access is the most significant benefit of increased telehealth options for autism therapy services. Children diagnosed with autism will benefit from our top-quality aba therapy services regardless of location and income level. Telehealth makes early intervention aba therapy services a reality for more families.
Beyond simply reaching a broader range of families in need, remote autism treatment programs offer greater scheduling flexibility. Because services are remote and don’t require providers or families to commute, it can be easier to pivot when life happens, and plans change. Delivering remote services more often than in-person services is also possible. Telehealth means families can receive a higher level of care, increased communication, and greater consistency.
Reach out to Opya Today for More Information About Autism Treatment Telehealth Services
If you and your child could benefit from fully remote speech and occupational therapy, contact the caring team at Opya. We’re standing by to answer your questions about enrollment, program specifics, cost, and further resources. Call us at (650) 931-6300 or reach out online to start the conversation.