Therapy Anywhere, Anytime
Helping families in remote locations access therapies online, including speech pathology and occupational therapy.
Therapy Connect are online therapy experts, delivering all of our speech and occupational therapy online via video conferencing.
This means that all families, no matter how rural or remote their location, can access a high quality therapy service in real time with an experienced therapist.
What is online therapy?
Online therapy (teletherapy) is just like face-to-face speech therapy but instead of sitting across the table from the therapist you will be viewing each other across the internet on your computer screens.
All you need is a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone and an internet connection. If you don’t have the internet or your connection is too slow, we will try to find an internet facility in your community that you can use.
How does it work?
We provide effective online therapy across all aspects of your child's life, including home, childcare, playgroup, kinder and school. Using video conferencing, we observe your child in various settings and situations to understand their likes, dislikes, strengths, interests and needs.
Our initial consultaion is then all about getting to know you and your child. We may ask lots of questions, review video footage and conduct some assessments. Subsequent sessions are then focused on the specific goals and outcomes agreed for your child.
Activities will be mailed or emailed to you before your session or they may be provided by sharing information from the computer screen. Parents may be asked to gather up materials from their own collection of toys, books and household items ready for a therapy session.
Most importantly, you don’t need to be tech savvy to to participate in online therapy. All you need is a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone and an internet connection. We can help you organise this.
How to prepare for your therapy session
Families need to plan how they are going to prepare a child for their teletherapy session and make sure they don't suddenly take them away from a favourite activity. Parents need to think about how they are going to manage other children during the session and what they are going to do if the phone rings or someone comes to the door.
If you are located in a remote or rural area or cannot travel to therapy, Therapy Connect is the answer. Give us a call or send us an email so that we can give you advice about the technology required and help you to set up a trial video conference with us or just discuss concerns regarding your child. We are happy to talk before you commit to an appointment!
Simone Dudley 0438 816 747
Sue Cameron 0427 465 820
Pandora, age 7 years Lives in Uluru, Northern Territory. Having been diagnosed with Autism, she experiences issues around executive functioning, fine motor, gross motor skills and general development. Without Therapy Connect, Pandora would not have been able to access regular OT. Read more.