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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Jan 25, 2023

On this episode of the podcast, Lenora from BetterSpeech  shares about virtual speech language pathology services and how they can be beneficial for not just the child but for the family. Lenora explains how making a connection with the child positively impacts the progress of speech therapy. This episode is informative of what a virtual session would look like and provides valuable insight to parents seeking out virtual therapy services.

[2:50] Lenora introudces herself

[3:59] How she got started in Speech Language Pathology

[4:32] Integration of therapy into the family setting

[5:35] Putting parents at ease

[8:03] Parents can share more information

[9:22] Providing dedicated time for practicing  speech

[10:55] Asking your child how they would like to learn to motivate them

[12:31] First experiences with children and connection with a child

[14:20] The humor children bring

[16:40] There are no stupid questions

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