What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a model of service that allows clients to access speech therapy remotely through the use of technology such as video conferencing. At Speak & Write we use ZOOM calls. This service is offered as an alternative to in-person appointments and can be beneficial for clients who have difficulty accessing in-person services due to location, extensive waiting lists in their area or health concerns.
Who provides Telehealth services?
Our Telehealth service is provided by registered and experienced speech pathologists who are trained in the use of Telehealth technology. We even have Telehealth only therapists. We are able to provide assessment and treatment for a range of speech, language and communication disorders as well as literacy interventions via Telehealth. Our speech pathologists use evidence-based practices to deliver therapy and can also provide support to parents and caregivers in how to support our clients in their everyday environments.
Is Telehealth appropriate for me?
Telehealth is appropriate for most individuals over the age of 3 years. Younger children between 3-10 may need assistance from a parent or caregiver to access the telehealth sessions. If you are unsure, get in contact with us so we can discuss your specific needs.
Many of our teenage clients prefer Telehealth as they feel it enables greater independence and to participate in an environment of their own choice.
Your therapist will always inform you if they feel Telehealth is not appropriate for you. Our therapists always work hard to ensure that you/your child are getting the most out of their sessions regardless of whether those appointments are attended in person, or via Zoom.
What areas can be targeted through telehealth?
Telehealth is appropriate for most therapy goals including:
Speech (Articulation Errors, Phonological Errors and Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
Language (Expressive and Receptive Language)
Fluency (i.e. Stuttering)
Literacy (Spelling, Reading Accuracy and Comprehension and Written expression)
Social Communication (Building Friendships etc)
If you are interested in our Telehealth services or would like to find out more, please contact us.
Call 0411 146 470 to enrol your child or email email@example.com