Telehealth is helping children with autism have more control over their time because of the convenience. Children miss less school and have more time for other activities. The ease of scheduling of appointments virtually benefits the children by having appointments with the same doctor consistently (U.S News, 2021). This is important because then the doctor is familiar with the needs of the child and has created a connection.
Preparing for virtual appointments is key. Firstly, a step that can be taken is to plan out the appointment and pinpoint when the child can take a break. Secondly, parents and providers should also discuss the goal of the appointment and decide the outcome. Thirdly, the parents should explain how the appointment will happen and what it means to do it virtually.
Another thing that should be taken into account is the physical atmosphere of the appointment for the child. Most importantly, the child should be comfortable sitting in an area for the duration of the appointment and have any fidget toys they require to focus (N.A., 2021).
Porton Health is developing the new MeetApp which can be used to meet doctors for checkups and diagnosis. We update our products frequently to provide the best service for our clients and their patients. Patients can use our secure video conferencing software that requires only an Internet-connected computer and a webcam. To learn more about how to implement telehealth properly or how Porton Health’s virtual care system works, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.A. (2021, April 26). Telehealth therapy tips for children and teenagers with disability or autism: making the most of it. Raising Children Network. https://raisingchildren.net.au/disability/services-support/services/telehealth-therapy-tips-children-disability-autism-additional-needs.
U.S News. (n.d.). Telehealth: Tips for Helping Kids With Autism Take Part | Health News | US News. U.S. News & World Report. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-07-05/telehealth-tips-for-helping-kids-with-autism-take-part.