Adventures in Teletherapy: Part 1

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Interactive art tools that will not only engage but also spark creativity in your next telehealth session with children and adolescents!

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Creative interventions for your next telehealth session!
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I want to start by saying thank you very much to all the readers of my last COVID-19 blog post! It was inspiring to see the number of reads I received on that post! If you haven't read that post yet, click here to catch up!

As we continue adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to continue to share the great resources I have found.

Adventures in teletherapy will be divided into two parts. This part will focus on interactive online art tools that can add some creativity to your telehealth sessions. Make sure to subscribe to alerts on Part 2! All you have to do is click the colorful banner at the end of the post to join my email list!

Art Therapy Rx | Adventures in Teletherapy: Part 1- Sharing digital and interactive art tools and games for online sessions!

So let's start this adventure! I have found seven absolutely free and very creative resources! If you are using a telehealth platform with screen share, the possibilities are endless. The ability to screen share helps you engage even more with your clients. Now let's take a look at what I found!

1. Zoom: Did you know that zoom video conferencing allows you to share a whiteboard where you can take turns using text tools and doodling tools to take pictures on one blank screen?! It's a great way to make your sessions interactive.

You can play drawing charades, a scribbling game, or engage in a collaborative drawing

using it. Zoom can be used on either desktop or mobile devices. Click here for instructions on how to use the whiteboard function on zoom.

2. Adobe Illustrator Draw: This is a free mobile application for apple and android devices. You can sketch and doodle using this application, which allows your client to create digital art that can be shared and processed during your television. There are various brush sizes, colors, drawing layers, and shape tools that can be used to create an image. I find it to be a versatile tool that can be great for beginners and advanced users.

3. Microsoft Paint 3D: This is a free desktop program that ca