Telehealth has been increasingly used across all medical disciplines as technologies advance and the ability to receive medical care remotely has increased. The therapy world has done an incredible job quickly adapting to these changing circumstances, allowing us to provide support, guidance, and consistency to youth and families during COVID -19 and these difficult and unprecedented circumstances. There is evidence that telehealth is able maintain the same standards and outcomes of in-person therapy (Khatri, 2014; Arnberg, 2014; Osenbach et al., 2013), and that the therapeutic alliance remains as strong as in-person therapy (Stiles-Shields, Kwasny, Cai & Mohr, 2014).
Advantages of Telehealth
Allows specialty providers to access any population despite the physical distance
Higher treatment adherence rate, as many of the therapeutic barriers are eliminated
Provides the opportunity to do work in the home setting and more real-world situations
Allows for access to therapy services during these unprecedented times
Telehealth at CAAP
CAAP has transitioned all services to telehealth for the foreseeable future. Given the nature of our work, we have years of experience in delivering telehealth, which has allowed for a smooth transition. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality of care to our patients during this time.
We are continuing to accept new patients, conduct weekly sessions, consult with schools and other professionals, and provide information calls to families interested in WeSpeak.
Like in person sessions, our telehealth sessions incorporate live coaching and exposures.
We are using Zoom, which is HIPAA-compliant, as our telehealth platform. If you do not already have Zoom downloaded on your device, you will need to either download it from the app store (if on an iPhone or iPad) or from this link if you are on a laptop.
Upon initiating services, you will be emailed the ID number and instructions to access the platform.