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Children's therapy and learning center turns to telehealth appointments

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Posted at 6:18 PM, May 14, 2020

New Directions for Kids, an occupational therapy and learning resource center in Grover Beach, has had to change its practices during the coronavirus pandemic and is now turning to telehealth to continue its work.

The center works with children between the ages of two and 17-years-old who have developmental delay, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges.

Since they can't meet with the children in person, they've taken their activities virtual.

"I was kinda skeptical how can this work, but I'm seeing that it is effective and from what I hear, telehealth is the wave of the future so we got our hands in it and we're flowing with it. It's working out, it's effective," said Sande Rutstein, New Directions for Kids owner.

New Directions for Kids has worked with Central Coast families since 2005.

You can learn more about their services on the New Directions for Kids website.