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Considering going back to in-person therapy? Here's everything you need to know!

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 Considering going back to in-person therapy? Here's everything you need to know!  đź’»  By Anna Conners As the therapy world continues to change rapidly, many are considering the line between continuing virtual therapy sessions and going back to in-person treatment. Depending on your specialty, this decision may seem clearer for you, as a Physical Therapy specialist may see a greater need for in-person treatment than a Speech Language Pathologist. You may have even just opened your new practice, and are wondering when you'll be able to return. But whichever specialty you practice in, chances are that the pandemic has affected your normal routine and you're curious about what your next year will look like... Points to Consider: 1. Location: If you reside in California, you are definitely aware of the increased restrictions on travel and in-person activities. In this area, there have been multiple lockdowns, curfews established, and restrictions in place for public gathering

How to Fully Prepare for Remote Learning and Living

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How to Fully Prepare for Remote Learning and Living  đź’» By Anna Conners As we all work together to cope with our new way of life amid COVID-19, we learn to adapt and grow into more dynamic people, both personally and professionally. One of these adaptations includes the switch to remote learning, which has been a staple of dissatisfaction and difficulty with many students over the past few months, including myself. The ability to interact and physically learn in a hands-on environment is something I will never again take for granted or view in the same way. I’m here to share my recent college remote learning experience with you, and provide some tips to manage expectations and be prepared for a fully online curriculum.  Along with many of my peers, I was not at all ready to remove myself from my campus and revert to a Zoom-focused learning experience. This is due to the fact that for many of us, online teaching was just one new component of many that we would have to get used to. At my

"Expert Answers to Your Most Pressing Teletherapy Questions"

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Expert Answers to 8 of Your Most Pressing Teletherapy Questions (Parents Edition) By Anna Conners As we all begin to move forward in transitioning to our new work and home environments, few have it harder than our dedicated parents who are trying to provide their young children with the best therapy care. Amid the pandemic, there has been a progressive adjustment to using teletherapy services in comparison to in-home therapy sessions. Parents in all states and areas are having to decide what is safest and most conducive for their children, and what will truly provide the best environment for growth and learning.  While Teletherapy has given a wonderful and beneficial option to many during this time struggling to connect with their clients, it has also raised fears and concerns in our parents. Many wonder about the long term effects and implications of fully online therapy, and additionally if this type of therapy will ever truly be comparable to the physical and personable style that

8 Tips for a Healthier Technology Experience that will Save Your Career

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                                       8 Tips for a Healthier Technology Experience that will Save Your Career                                                                                                                                                                      By Anna Conners                                                   As more and more working people make the switch to learning how to thrive in a digital world, they also begin to understand the mental toll associated with some aspects of technology. Though the advancement of technology is a limitless innovation, providing many with an opportunity for connection and promotion they would’ve never had otherwise, it also can have a very negative impact on our mental health without us even realizing it. The key for therapists , teachers, influencers, and employees relying on the use of staring at a screen to complete tasks all lies within mental awareness and stability. This can be seen in establishing a balance of scre

From face to face, to face to screen: The Evolution of Therapists’ Attitudes Towards Telehealth

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From face to face, to face to screen: The Evolution of Therapists’ Attitudes Towards Telehealth   By Anna Conners                   Along with the unprecedented rise of the COVID-19 Pandemic, also came the need for a very sudden transition in health and therapy, from normal practices to adjusting to life in a digital world. As humans are very social creatures, this shift in healthcare has been a very challenging one for all affected. The ability for a clinician or therapist to have a connection to their patient, goes beyond the screen, and has been difficult to measure without that same physical aspect.            This being said, as humans we also have the amazing ability to adapt, even under the toughest circumstances, and adapt we have. Nowadays, teletherapy and the use of online platforms to conduct business has not only become the norm, but has grown into a necessity. In further understanding how ideas about telehealth have changed, a comparison of attitudes from before the pan