There were a few posts this week on some forums about how to engage children in an online therapeutic delivery. Following lots of interests in this space as many are preparing to work online, in this text, I provide links to different resources and online tools in the reference/links section. I have provided some therapy online and also lots of supervision, but I felt I needed to equip myself so I did some research as well as reflecting on different activities I already do in professional practice and how I can adapt these in an online platform. Here are 10 therapeutic activities with children when working online.
10 Therapeutic Activities With Children when Working Online
Mindfulness/check in activities – start the session with gaining the attention of the child by playing a game requiring them to engage like counting fingers, singing a song, showing where they are
As you are working from home, you may not have all access to your office typical tools, so you may need to be a little more creative about finding different resources and/or using specific screeners. I add below a number of links that may help you with that.
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Pascale is an educational and child psychologist (UK)/educational and developmental psychologist (AU) working in private practice, a university clinic and doing online supervision for professionals via individual, group, webinars and training.
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