*March 2020: The world is changing the way we operate, and it will definitely be a test of our resilience against the threat to the way of life we’re used to. We need to keep the focus on our family structure, tune out the unnecessary noise and build strength and unity as a society to get through this change.
More than ever, though, we will need support and counsel.
Through the wonders of technology, we are able to still keep in touch, send support and understand the world around us.
Video consulting offered for:
- Parental consultations / guidance
- Child therapy
- Assessment of pre-recorded behaviour at home (consultation follows after the assessment of the video or audio recording)
Tools I use:
Tips on preparing for Video Consultation
Can you do a video call? Most modern laptops come equipped with a webcam and microphone built-in. A set of headphones will make the call quality better but they aren’t a necessity. Your internet should be fast enough to watch YouTube in good quality without it buffering (waiting for the video to load).
10 minutes before the session:
- Have the video conference tool open (Zoom / Skype / Facetime)
- Check your internet is working properly (see if you can watch YouTube without any buffering)
- Try to make sure no one else is watching videos or playing games online at the time of the session
- Close all other programs on your computer and pause any downloads or syncing (Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive)
- For a single person on the call, headphones are advisable but not crucial
- For more than one person on the call, make sure your computer volume is good enough for everyone to hear
- Minimise distractions: get a space in the home where there’s no traffic from other people
- Ask others for privacy and no distractions
During the session:
- Make sure your household is aware of the session and respect the privacy of the people in the session
- Noise levels must be kept to a minimum
- Distractions must be avoided