Happy Spring!

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this strange time in our country.
And that you all are able to enjoy your family and the outdoors during this beautiful spring weather!

April is National Occupational Therapy month! We could not imagine TTP without our wonderful Occupational Therapists! Thanks for all you do Erin, Haylee, Kristen, and Mandy!
SCHEDULE YOUR TELETHERAPY NOW!
Teletherapy has been APPROVED by Medicaid! We are excited to be able to offer teletherapy at TTP! All current patients should have received an email to sign up. If you did not, please contact us and we will be sure to get you set up!

Once you complete the online paperwork, you can click on your therapist and schedule your own session! It's up to you to initiate the therapies! And remember, we're still here for you, if only by video and phone. Email addresses for all therapists is on our web site. www.thetherapyplace.org

Below are some tips for a successful TeleTherapy Session from TTP Therapists:

  • Be on time! The sessions are shorter, so don't miss out!
  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet are best (in that order) with phone being last resort as it is limiting to the screen size and other factors
  • Please don't provide a snack during the teletherapy as it is distracting for speech 
  • Best place for speech therapy is having child seated at a table in a chair
  • Parent needs to be available to assist and keep child focused
  • Turn off (or at least down) any background noises (TV, dogs, etc)

In addition, you may want to check out this article explaining how teletherapy can even be a GOOD thing!


And this one on how it's not a substitute but can help bridge the gap in these tough times...
VIRTUAL SUPPORT
We are hosting virtual support groups throughout the week!

Virtual Happy Hour:
Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/291547465

Meeting ID: 291 547 465

Virtual Coffee Talk:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10 am

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/806659054

Meeting ID: 806 659 054
Midlands Gives
The Therapy Place will be participating again this year in "Midlands Gives," the annual online giving campaign that has regional counterparts throughout the country! What a fantastic way to help your favorite charities during this unprecedented time!
The Therapy Place has raised over $130,000 in the past 7 years through this COMPLETELY VIRTUAL day of giving!!

But we will need your help to spread the word! You're our biggest asset -- as families who use our services -- and we need you to encourage your friends, family and the community to believe and support TTP! This is a challenging time for so many businesses and we are no exception. Trying to keep the proverbial doors open when we aren't seeing patients in the clinic is putting a severe strain on our financial reserves. Another important reason that this virtual fundraiser is so critical at this time.

Be on the lookout for announcements, emails and social media to share and help us continue to fund these #MiraclesinMotion!
Announcements
Gamecock Games has been postponed until the fall! If you already signed up, we will reach out to you when we have a new date, there will be no need to re-register!

Miracles in Motion 5K is not looking promising for the May 9 date. We will most likely postpone until the fall. Information will be shared as soon as we know more.
Shop at Kroger? Please link your Kroger card to TTP! You can do so via this link:
When you use    smile.amazon.com   to make your Amazon purchases, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to The Therapy Place by selecting us as your charity!


Shop at Lowe's Foods?   Register your card    to give back to TTP!
Family Support Services at The Therapy Place are made possible by the following generous donors:
The Therapy Place | 803.787.3033 | thetherapyplace.org