The mission of Clearview Speech & Language is to provide high-quality and evidence-based speech and orofacial myofunctional therapy services to children, teens, and adults throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties. Online therapy offers a convenient solution for clients who are outside our coverage area or who are social distancing. Teletherapy offers the same high-quality care from the comfort of your home and is as effective as in-person therapy. During COVID-19, online therapy also ensures our clients can continue to make progress while at home.
Below you will find some commonly asked questions and answers. Please reach out if to us for more information on how teletherapy can work for you.
How exactly does telepractice work?
Services look different for each child and family and are dependent on the age of the child, their goals, and what is being targeted during the session. Teletherapy activities will be fun and interactive to ensure that your child is engaged and learning.
What about teletherapy adding to the amount of screen time my child is already getting?
Teletherapy services are different from the type of idle or stationary screen time experienced when watching TV. Our online sessions are interactive and socially engaging, increasing the quality of screen time, and providing for a rich educational experience. For younger children, we will primarily use the coaching model for delivering services where it is the parent who is most engaged with the screen.
Will you offer in-person sessions when it is safe to do so?
At this time, all services are offered via teletherapy. When it is safe to do so, we will offer in-home therapy to clients in our coverage area.
Is teletherapy as effective as in-person therapy?
Teletherapy has been found to be equally as effective as in-person therapy for most children. A recent study involving school-aged children demonstrated the children receiving online therapy made similar progress on goals when compared to children receiving in-person therapy. Review the study here.
We use the same evidence-based therapy approaches online as we do in person. Each session is also specifically planned for each child to ensure he or she is engaged in learning and making progress on their goals.