TIPS FOR TELETHERAPY
Since we suspended all face-to-face sessions on 8 April, we have been providing teletherapy*. Despite this being a fairly new area for us, it was not difficult to pick up; there are plenty of resources online such as suggested teletherapy platforms and therapy resources. However, I wish someone has given me the following five tips!
|All-in-a-pot mushroom chicken rice! Smells sooooo good! (Yes, surprise! HT can cook... a little.)|
# Tip 5: Do NOT plan the sessions for the kids!
Stressed, stressed, stressed! Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most stressed of us all? You are right! Our new-born 'therapists' - the mummies and daddies. They may have been sitting in our face-to-face sessions everytime, but when it is their turn to take charge... Poof! Everything which they have been taught goes out of the window. As such, keep the mummies and daddies in mind when planning your activities; plan activities which the parents can carry out confidently. The dysregulation of the parents for sure do not co-regulate our kiddos. And, and, and, never forget to give the parents their fair share of verbal praises and high-fives for doing a good job.
This is an exceptional time for all of us. Everyone is trying their best. Keep calm and CB on!