Many parents wonder if it’s possible to receive speech therapy services when your child is only a toddler – the answer is: yes! Some children under three years old may have less attention to the screen; however, with some common household objects / toys nearby, as well as a parent/caregiver present, speech therapy in the home setting may be ideal for some families. Not only is your young toddler in the comfort of his/her home, but due to parent involvement in teletherapy treatment sessions, rapid progress in the child’s skills is often observed. Speech-language pathologists, and their team, teach parents the exact strategies used to promote language development, which are then carried over in multiple settings.

At first, speech therapy services online may seem intimidating – where does one even start? Below are 3 guided “activity sheets” to hopefully provide insight into what a teletherapy session may look like for a toddler. These activity sheets were created by Exceptional Speech Therapy’s team, greatly inspired by speech pathologists who generously share their ideas online (e.g., Early Intervention Teletherapy on Facebook), as well as the beloved “Pinterest”!

1) Tin Foil Surprise Activity

2) Peek-a-Boo Sock Activity

3) Easy Edible Craft

Each child and family is different, and it is 100% understandable if teletherapy doesn’t quite fit your child’s needs. Some children may benefit more from a hands-on approach. However, hopefully this blog encourages you to try it, if you’re curious. We hope the activity sheets paint a picture on what a teletherapy session may look like for a toddler and how individualized goals are targeted. At Exceptional Speech Therapy in Miami, Florida, we offer teletherapy services throughout the whole state of Florida. Please don’t hesitate to call us or e-mail us to talk more about it. We are always more than happy to help!

-Andrea Scola, M.S., CCC-SLP, Exceptional Speech Therapy Blog Writer