fleX Online Speech Language Therapy
Online Intervention is a medium of therapy where the Speech Language Pathologist interacts with the family / client through a virtual platform. It is a combination of both the child learning with the therapist and the parent collaborating with therapist in order to achieve communication beyond the screen in terms of daily routines and interactions. We conduct online sessions on zoom platform, however we believe in being platform independent. If you are not comfortable with zoom, we can move seamlessly into any other platform of your choice.
REQUIREMENT FOR ONLINE THERAPY
1. Laptop & Internet Connection: We appreciate if parents can ensure that they have good to great connectivity prior to resuming the online sessions. Classes should happen on a Laptop. Mobile phones are a big no.
2. Active Screen Time: It’s not necessary that the child should be seated during the complete session. Just like in an in-person session, it can be a mix of movement and seated activities. Most of the language and play based goals can be achieved via online therapy. In terms of oral motor therapy or eating disorders, more specific and specialized guidance is needed and it needs a very experienced SLP to evaluate and plan the exercises which we will guide you. Magpie fleX Online Therapy Sessions provide the child and family with S.M.A.R.T. goals and the progress can be monitored at regular intervals.
3. Candidacy: Candidates for online therapy can be children with severe immunity/ health issues, Families staying in remote areas with limited professional help, families outside India who need additional support and Families within Bangalore or in India for whom regular travel to the center can be tedious.
4. Assessment: A mandatory assessment decides the targets and duration of the session. We tailor make an intervention program based on the child and family’s requirements. A virtual meeting is then arranged with the family to set expectations in terms of the therapy program, frequency of intervention and family commitment.
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STEPS for Enrollment in fleX Online Program
Enquiry & Screening
The screening process helps us to better understand the parents concern and expectations. You can also utilize this meeting to familiarize with our fleX Online Therapy Model. With this meeting, we hope to provide a generalized road-map with respect to the child's needs & areas to focus on. Kindly note this meeting is free of charge and generally over a phone call. You are welcome to visit us at the center as well.
Send Intake Forms
Based on your initial meeting, if you are interested to proceed further for an online assessment, you will need fill up our In-Take/Admission Forms. Click this Link to download the forms. We need these forms duly filled & any other report you may want to share. This data helps us plan the areas of assessments effectively. Please e-Mail the completed form to -> eMail: email@example.com
Send Sample Videos
Applicable for kids from 0-10 Years Only: Please send us a video sample of parent interacting with the child in the following situations,
Singing or Listening to a Rhyme with the Parent
Playing with a Favorite Toy or Object with the Parent
Seeing/Interacting with a Favorite Book or Magazine with the Parent
Eating a Meal or Snack with the Parent.
Guidelines: Send minimum 2 videos of any activity in the above. Each video being appx. 2 minutes long. These videos help us to observe the child's communication in his most naturalistic comfortable state.
Complete Online Assessment
Welcome to our fleX Online Assessment. Direct observation of the child is carried out by the therapist in various contexts. Natural contexts include - Indoor/Outdoors, Play with toys/without toys, Rhymes and Eating routine. Structured Contexts includes use of screen share tools/ games/ activities developed in-house specifically for the assessment process.
The parent is the 'Hand' of the therapist and is a mandatory requirement during the assessment . This assessment provides us with a list of skills and domains to be targeted for the child and also provides a framework for Structured Parent Coaching. We like to call this as an equivalent to doing a Virtual Home Visit. Our Online assessment sessions consist of 2 Session (45M each) followed by 1H Session of Parent Counseling. We also provide a final report at the end of the assessment.
Start fleX Online Therapy
Once the assessment is completed, you will be allocated a therapist & therapy sessions begin. Our therapist would have already done their homework based on the report and will be ready with an initial prioritized plan to work on the child. It consists of activities that involve direct teaching with the client and/or through coaching the parents live within activities. It is a combination of digital materials, toys, real objects and daily routine activities.
Each fleX session is customized, pre-planned and parents are briefed on the Session Plan beforehand with the materials to be kept ready and the expectations/outcomes from the session. Each session data is recorded. We usually see children for online sessions at least once/ to max twice a week. The session break up would be 5 min with the parent, 30 min of direct interaction with the child and 5 min of wrap up (We also have 1H fleX Sessions). The goals chosen are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound. (S.M.A.R.T.)
Review & Feedback
We want to discuss your child's progress and at the same time hear from you, how we have been doing! R&F sessions happen after 6 to 8 therapy sessions.
You may experience longer wait time for your assessment & therapy sessions due to high load. Kindly bear with us. We will do our best to accommodate you.
At any point during your association with us, if you are not interested to continue with online sessions, we appreciate you being upfront and we will refund all your outstanding dues.