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Teletherapy Services

Distance to clinics and limited availability can be barriers for parents seeking services for their child. With teletherapy, Westside makes therapy more accessible to such families.

We use teletherapy for ongoing therapy for certain diagnoses and treatment plans, parent training and consulting, checking in on patients after services end, and for specialty programs such as our Potty Training Boot Camp.

Our 20+ year-long, strong reputation with families and doctors extends to our teletherapy services. With Westside, parents can be assured that the therapist delivering teletherapy services is well-vetted.

As with our in-clinic therapy, the goal for your child and family remains the same: life-changing outcomes.

Teletherapy Services

Please note that teletherapy may not be appropriate for complex diagnoses. Decisions about candidacy for teletherapy also depend on the cognitive, behavioral and/or motivational characteristics of the child. Here are cases where we believe teletherapy is clinically appropriate:

Speech Therapy

  • Speech therapy for select diagnoses and treatment plans
  • Parent consults
  • Post-treatment follow-up 

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational therapy for select diagnoses and treatment plans
  • Parent consults
  • Post-treatment follow-up

Physical Therapy

  • Parent consults
  • Post-treatment follow-up
  • Home exercises coaching and modification

Counseling Therapy

  • Child, sibling, and family counseling services for most diagnoses
  • Parent consults
  • Post-treatment follow-up

ABA Therapy

  • Parent training and consults
  • Potty Training Boot Camp

Feeding Therapy

  • Post-treatment follow-up
  • SOS Food School follow-ip
  • Parent consults
  • Picky Eater training for parents

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does it Work?

Teletherapy is a variation from in-clinic therapy. A licensed therapist uses video conferencing software to guide the child and/or parent through the session. Although the session is facilitated through the computer, the clinical techniques used are aligned to what we’d do in the clinic.

For a child’s session, it is required that the parent is present to supervise. Our therapists will guide the parents through the exercises and will advise them on which materials will be needed.

Teletherapy sessions can be scheduled for weekly appointments or as one-time consults.

Is it Effective?

For the appropropriate use cases, yes! This is why Westside selectively offers teletherapy. We have chosen only the use cases that we believe add clinical value. As a matter of principle, we refrain from using teletherapy for diagnoses and treatment plans that cannot be implemented effectively with teletherapy. Our therapists are trained to inform parents when in-clinic services are more appropriate for treatment.

Getting Started With Teletherapy

If you are interested, submit an inquiry below. Our Patient Coordinator will call to help you determine a plan forward.  If you are still unsure, you can call us anytime at (815) 469-1500 for more information.