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Child Development Can’t Wait for COVID-19


At teli, our patients and our families come first as we have worked to ensure that your child can receive vital Early Intervention support in a safe and secure manner, during these uncertain times. Since Early Intervention in-home services are not possible at this time, teli has been delivering our services through contactless virtual interaction. Our teli staff of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and developmental instructors have been providing Early Intervention through teletherapy to insure children get the necessary help at this important time in their young lives.

Over these past months, we have encouraged parents to continue well child visits and discuss their child’s development concerns with their healthcare provider. Once approved for Early Intervention and after teli has been selected as your provider, our staff will contact and confirms a time that works for you. Dependent on your child’s needs, the appropriate therapist or therapists will be ready to begin to help. No special toys or space, just you and your child in the comfort of your home. Have your device of choice be it an iPhone or iPad through FaceTime or Zoom on laptops, charged and ready!

Much like in-person therapy, our therapists spend time getting to know you and your child virtually, as if you were in person, but instead you and your child are face-to-face through your device. Our therapists have worked with families to demonstrate early intervention strategies to incorporate into their child’s routine using toys and other objects that were in their home. This integration of strategies into the day, from getting ready to go out, to having play time is at the core of Early Intervention. teli has been using a Home Based Coaching approach, as it lends itself well to the teletherapy that has been needed while families are staying safe at home. A child will practice early intervention activities more often when it is part of their routine which will in turn increase their potential to learn important developmental skills. What better place to learn an activity and new routine than at home!

A child’s vital developmental needs should not wait! teli teletherapy is just a video phone call away! In our current environment, we are pursuing creative solutions in new and different ways to deliver our essential service.

If you would like to consider teli early intervention teletherapy, just give us a call at (412) 922-8322 or go to our website at www.telipa.org.



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