I remember a conversation with the therapist when she lamented that her client load was being reduced due to budget cuts but that even when she carried a full client load there were only so many clients she could see in a day. She wanted to be able to help more Special Needs Kids.
When the sessions first started, Matthew’s therapist said that she had several basic programs that she used as foundations and then adapted as needed. She worked with Matthew, and with me so that I could continue working with Matthew every day. I had a binder of information to refer to later but it was often difficult to remember just how we had used the techniques during sessions.
At the time I was taking courses on video marketing and creating online learning environments. I thought it would be a great idea to create video tutorials. They would be a great way to reinforce what we covered in therapy but even more important, families who couldn’t get approval for therapy could buy her programs and and use them at home with their special-needs children.
Back then online learning environments were extremely new and it was difficult to explain the potential opportunity. As I’ve worked more in these areas it’s become clear to me that having video tutorials and demonstrations that parents can use to work with their child would be a definite benefit for those who either can’t get funding or want to supplement the programs that their children are receiving.
I have spoken with many service providers who are very excited about the possibility of being able to share their expertise and assistance to families via the Internet using online learning environments. One of my goals here at Our Special Families Village is to bring these programs to families. The challenge has been that many of the service providers who are interested in doing this aren’t yet sure about the how’s.
So I am merging my expertise in Internet Marketing with my passion for helping Special Needs Families. If you are Special Needs Service Provider and are interesting in learning how to help more People with Special Needs using Internet Technologies I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn and join my group, Online Marketing for Special Needs Service Providers.
If you have a family member with Special Needs and think that information and tutorials in an online learning environment would be helpful to you please let me know. And let me know what kinds of help you’re looking for.
I look forward to hearing from you either in the comments to this post or you can email me through the contact page.