1. Log into our Simple Strokes Therapy Patient Portal (dashboard.simplestrokestherapy.com)using your email that is on file with us. Click Forgot Password and a Temp Password will be sent to you. Log in and you change change your password from there. Review and sign the Teletherapy Consent Form. If you do not have an email account on file with us, call our office and we can help get you set up!
2. Download Zoom onto your PC, MAC or device. Click here to download Zoom. https://zoom.us/download
3. Your therapist will be contacting you by phone to schedule your Teletherapy visit and to give you helpful tips for your child’s Teletherapy session. Once your session is scheduled, you will receive an email with the instructions you need on how to Join your child’s Teletherapy session.
Please contact us if you have questions!
Set Up: Please consider the following when preparing for your teletherapy session:
- Please make sure you have a working, charged device with a functional camera and microphone. Often smart phones are the easiest choice.
- Try to be in a quiet environment where you can speak freely. Environmental noises such as nearby conversations or the sound of television can interfere with the sound on the call.
- Prepare your child. Prior to the teletherapy session, engage your child in a quiet activity. For many of the children we work with, it would likely be challenging to transition from highly active play (like rough housing) or highly engaging activities (like video games) to sitting and watching a therapist on a screen. Preparing your child ahead of time with activities such as coloring, shared book reading, or crafts can help their bodies be ready to learn.
- Let your therapist know if you can’t hear, can’t see the video feed, or if there is another need to pause the session.
What to Expect: Teletherapy sessions may differ from in person sessions in a number of ways. Your child may be less attentive through a screen than they are in person. And that’s ok! Your therapist may implement a combination of direct therapy and parent coaching during the teletherapy session. This can be a wonderful opportunity to ask questions, update your therapist on your child’s progress, make plans for future sessions and/or discharge, and discuss topics at length.