I have received many questions lately about how to use zoom for speech therapy in your teletherapy sessions! I decided to make a series of videos to cover the ins and outs of using Zoom for your teletherapy sessions.
First up is a demo of my screen during a mock teletherapy session. Please keep in mind that this is the screen from my point of view and is not what the student is seeing. I did it this way so you could view what I click and see how I share the resources, etc. In this video, I demonstrate screen sharing of a web-based resource, in addition to a pdf resource. I also demonstrate giving remote access and show what you can do if your platform doesn’t have the capability of giving remote access. I realize quite quickly during this because it is a mock teletherapy session, so I’ve gone ahead and broken the steps down into shorter video clips in the videos below this one.
Here is a demo of a live session:
How to share your screen:
This is super-easy once you’ve done it a few times. My biggest piece of advice is to make sure you don’t have a bunch of tabs open during your sessions because you might accidentally share one (like I did in my video above! ;-).
How to give remote access:
Zoom does have the ability to give mouse control to your student via remote access. Some important things to consider before you do this:
- Can your student follow directions?
- Does your student have good mouse control?
- Does your student have behavioral issues that would make giving screen control problematic?
How to annotate:
The annotate feature can be a great thing to use to make the speech therapy activities that you’re sharing on your screen more interactive.