Virtual Visits: How EI Therapists Help Families During Outbreak

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Source: (WBZ-TV) Aurora on a video chat with therapist Heidi Foley.

BOSTON (CBS) — Aurora Keefe is a smart and spirited toddler, but she had a rough start as a baby. According to her mom, Jacquie Grillo, she had eating and sleeping problems, which eventually led to behavioral issues, even as an infant.

“We had a really hard time with her. She was lashing out. She was a very aggressive baby,” she said. “I was at my wits end. I didn’t know how to help her.”

Regular in-home visits with a therapist from Thom Child and Family Services helped Aurora thrive and her family cope with those challenges.

“We’ve been with early intervention for a year and [we] saw such an amazing turnaround,” she said.

But when coronavirus hit, Aurora’s therapist, Heidi Foley, could no longer come to the house.

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