Autism telehealth therapy allows the experts at Ascend Autism to provide individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents or caregivers with real-time interactions, support, and treatment no matter either party’s location. Being able to reach out via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to our clinicians gives caregivers and parents a resource to turn to when in-person treatment isn’t available. Through secure, virtual conferencing, we offer a natural and accessible approach to Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) without geographic limitations or other barriers to in-person therapy.
Our autism telehealth treatment programs allow individuals with ASD not to miss out or delay their therapy. It also gives parents, families, and caregivers the support they need remotely to continue the critically important behavior therapy for their child. So there are numerous benefits to telehealth for autism treatment that are worth exploring. Let Ascend Autism guide you through the process and then reach out to us at 877.323.8668 to learn more.
What Is Autism Telehealth Therapy?
Telehealth uses communication technologies like smartphones and internet video conferencing or streaming services to provide health-related care at a distance. It is best used in cases where direct, in-person therapy is not able to occur. Thus, telehealth is a means of delivering not just therapy and treatment to an individual with ASD but to parents and caregivers to give them the support and training they need in their own home.
It’s not uncommon for parents and caregivers to be unprepared for facing the needs of their child who is diagnosed with ASD. Parent training and coaching via telehealth offers parents and caregivers access to real-time resources they need to help their child succeed. Whether parents or caregivers are dealing with behavioral problems like noncompliance and aggression or just need support for their education and wellbeing, Ascend Autism can provide it through our telehealth services.
Preparing for Telehealth Sessions
There are certain things individuals and families will need to make sure they have so they can participate in telehealth treatment:
- Internet: A strong Wi-Fi connection in your home. Wi-Fi is the best means to conduct telehealth, but any steady internet connection will also work.
- Space: A quiet space that can be defined for the therapy session is most effective, but honestly we can make any part of your homework for therapy.
- Hardware: Most devices: desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, have a camera and microphone; however, it’s important to check ahead of time to ensure they are functional and you can see and hear each other. Headphones may be necessary for private conversations between therapists and parents or caregivers.
- Notetaking: For Parent Training sessions, make sure you have access to the items you need to take notes.
Telehealth options for autism therapy programs expand access, improve support for those already receiving care, and offer a way to continue treatment during difficult or inconvenient times. Thus, Ascend Autism offers telehealth versions of our treatments to meet the needs of those with ASD, their families, and caregivers.
We understand the need to have as many resources as possible to address the unique issues facing families and individuals with ASD. Ascend Autism’s experts are here to help parents sift through the information and find just what they need. We apply the consistent, progressive and motive-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), but in a method that engages a child organically. All interventions or therapies utilized by Ascend Autism are tailored specifically to each individual, but are also fully comprehensive in order to address and promote the core functional capabilities of:
- Social Skills
- Daily Living Skills
- Adaptive Behaviors (aka Age-Appropriate Behavior)
So reach out to us today at 877.323.8668.