Videoconferencing technology allows you to access speech pathology services for articulation, stuttering, language and literacy
People who have difficulty accessing traditional speech pathology services due to remote location, lack of speech pathology services in their area, time constraints, reduced mobility.
Other persons interacting with your child such as extended family, day care staff, teaching staff.
How it works:
- Initial assessment, online or in person. For people who are able to travel occasionally to Perth, an initial face-to-face consultation is advisable in order to do a comprehensive assessment of your child’s communication’s needs. If this is not possible, an online assessment is available.
- Videoconference with parent/caregiver to set therapy goals, plan the upcoming sessions and discuss practical considerations, such as frequency of consultations, time of sessions, etc.
- Start online therapy sessions with child: a parent/caregiver needs to be present during the sessions, just as in a traditional session.
- The speech pathologist will send or email resources for you to use or you may have suitable toys at home. The speech pathologist will provide play based intervention and think of entertaining activities for your child.
- If you are available to travel to Perth, face-to-face sessions can be offered at regular intervals in between online sessions.
- Videoconferencing facilities can also be used for meeting with other caregivers, such as extended family, day care staff, teaching staff. That way, your child’s communication’s needs are supported wherever they go.
A computer, laptop, electronic device with microphone, camera and an internet connection.
You learn skills and contribute actively to your child’s communication’s development.
Therapy sessions at times and locations suitable for you and your child.