Empowering NRI Parents Through Online Therapy

Empowering NRI Parents Through Online Therapy

In the dynamic and diverse realm of non-resident Indians (NRIs), the journey of nurturing a child with developmental concerns can often feel like navigating uncharted waters. From speech delays to behavioral concerns, every child deserves the chance to be understood and every parent deserves the chance to be supported and guided to help realize their child’s potential. However, at a place far from home country, therapy avenues can be riddled with barriers like language differences, huge therapy costs and/or dearth of nearby comprehensive therapy services, posing a challenge for NRI families, making them feel isolated and unsure about their child’s future.

At Prayatna, we understand the challenges and our online therapy is a revolutionary solution designed to empower NRI parents to support their children with speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, special education, and behavior therapy – all at a reasonable cost.

Comprehensive Therapy Care for Childhood Development Challenges

At Prayatna, we understand that every child is a universe waiting to be unlocked. Regardless of where they reside on the world map, our online therapy program is well crafted to transform the landscape of therapy for NRI families. Here’s how we do it:

Speech Therapy

Communication is a fundamental aspect of a child’s development. From speech delays to language disorders to communication difficulties or disabilities, our skilled speech therapists work closely with NRI parents to assess their child’s speech and language abilities and needs, develop individualized intervention plans, and provide targeted therapy sessions to improve communication skills. Every aspect of our therapy is directed to training, supporting and guiding parents to help their child achieve the desired results.

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Occupational Therapy

For children facing challenges with fine motor skills, sensory processing, handwriting or daily living activities, occupational therapy plays a crucial role in promoting participation and independence. By incorporating everyday materials at home into therapy activities, our therapists seamlessly transform regular activities into therapeutic opportunities, ultimately facilitating goal achievement and development more effectively.

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For children facing physical limitations, our online physiotherapy services offer a gateway to improved motor function, strength and flexibility thus enhancing their overall quality of life. Our paediatric physiotherapist provides expert guidance and tailored exercises that will help empower children to rise above their constraints and embrace a life of limitless possibilities.

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Special Education

Every child deserves an education that helps them understand their individual strengths and realize their dreams. Be it a slow learner or a child with learning disabilities mild or severe, our team of special educators provide individualized learning experiences that cater to the unique needs and abilities of each child. Through proven methods, innovative strategies and unwavering support, we empower children to soar beyond expectations and achieve academic success and confidence. Our special educators provide parents with effective strategies to foster learning and attain desired results.

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Behavior Therapy

Behavioral challenges can impact a child’s social interactions, emotional regulation, and overall functioning. Our behavior therapists facilitate NRI parents to employ evidence-based strategies, positive reinforcement techniques, and behavior management plans to support their children in cultivating adaptive behaviors, resilience, self awareness and emotional wellbeing. Prayatna also provides Applied Behaviour Analysis Technician (ABAT) course which will not only help parents learn the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), and the most commonly used effective behaviour management strategies, but also help them earn an internationally recognized certificate.

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Supportive Counseling Services

At Prayatna, we understand the unique challenges NRI parents face while raising children across cultures. Our team of psychologists are here to provide you with personalized support to help you overcome difficulties and approach situations with confidence. Whether you’re grappling with feelings of isolation or helplessness, our team is committed to guiding you through it. Together, we will work to address all your concerns, including stress management, combating feelings of depression, and mastering relaxation techniques to promote resilience and overall well-being not only for you but your entire family.

Why Choose Prayatna?

Because we’re more than just therapists—we’re your partners in your child’s developmental journey. By harnessing the power of technology, our online therapy platform offers NRI parents unparalleled convenience, flexibility, and accessibility in accessing high-quality developmental support for your child. Here’s why NRI parents entrust us with their children’s futures:

  • Convenience: With our online platform, therapy is no longer bound by time or place. NRI families can access expert support from the comfort of their own homes, eliminating the barriers of distance and scheduling conflicts.
  • Expertise: Our team of therapists with expertise in working with NRI families, understand the unique cultural background and family dynamics along with the child’s developmental needs. With us, you are in capable hands every step of your child’s development path.
  • Parent Collaboration: At Prayatna, we build a partnership with you as we wholeheartedly believe in empowering parents with appropriate intervention plans and strategies that align with your child’s individual needs. With our dedicated team by your side, you will receive continuous guidance and support ensuring you have the tools, techniques and the confidence to champion your child’s development. 
  • Support All through the Continuum: From initial assessment and diagnosis to ongoing therapy and support, our online platform offers a continuum of care to meet the evolving needs of your child. Whether they require short-term intervention or long-term therapy, we are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

Unlocking Parental Potential – Empowering Families

At Prayatna, we’re not just offering services; we’re committed to empowering parents to help their children blossom and succeed, no matter where they are in the world. If you’re an NRI seeking comprehensive developmental support for your child, Prayatna’s team is here to help. Reach out to us today to schedule your first online therapy session and embark on a journey of progress and development for your child. The world is waiting – for your child to shine.


Yes, it is possible. For children below 3 years, the parent becomes the primary therapist and we train, guide and support the parents in achieving goals and promoting development. Parent/caregiver involvement and participation plays the pivotal role in online therapy.

The online assessment and observation process for young children vary depending on their online engagement abilities. When cooperation is a challenge during assessment, our therapists may request video recordings of your child’s regular activities. In certain instances, specific task recordings may be sought for deeper insights to identify the problem areas. In the case of children who are 3 years or below, we guide the parents on how to conduct specific activities or tasks with the child during the online session. By observing the child’s response to various stimuli, toys, or tasks facilitated by the parent, the therapist can gain insights into the child’s development skills, communication abilities, and interaction patterns.

At Prayatna, an online therapy session lasts for 45 minutes. The frequency and period of online therapy sessions are recommended based on the child’s strengths, unique needs and parents’ preferences.

It largely depends on many factors including your child’s age. Our therapist will work with the parent/caregiver to determine the best approach based on your child’s age, attention span, comfort level, and the goals of the therapy session.

During online therapy sessions, our therapists creatively use materials commonly available at home in the absence of therapy rooms and therapy materials. For instance, they may suggest using pillows, cushions, and blankets to craft obstacle courses for enhancing gross motor skills in children. Activities such as using small tweezers to pick small objects like beads aid in refining fine motor skills. For children with tactile sensitivity, therapeutic play involving clay, finger painting, and sand may be suggested depending on the child’s likes and needs. It’s important to remain patient as children may require time to adjust to new stimuli. Encouragement and positive reinforcement for even the smallest progress are crucial aspects of our approach.
At Prayatna, our therapists constantly review and assess our online therapy programs for performance improvement. Necessary alterations and modifications are made until the child reaches the desired result.

Prayatna ensures to recruit the best therapists with great care. We are a multi-disciplinary team comprising occupational therapists, speech therapists, behaviour therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists and special educators. All our therapists are qualified and well trained. For more details on the qualifications of our therapists, please check ‘Our Team’.

At Prayatna, our therapists set SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound) goals keeping in mind your child’s needs and family’s concerns. Short term and long term goals are set after discussion with parents before onset of therapy and interventions are planned based on your child’s strengths, likes and unique requirements. Our therapists periodically review the goals and align them with your child’s evolving needs. Make sure to check, if what is learnt during therapy sessions are transferring to other settings such as school and other public places. Feel free to discuss with our therapist for feedback on improvement.

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