Online Speech Therapy for Children, Teens and Adults
We offer online speech therapy consultations so that our clients and patients can receive continued care in the safety and comforts of their homes. Whatever it is you’re facing, we are here to help.
Teletherapy aims to uses video streaming to create a personable “feel”.
In your teletherapy session, your speech therapist will assess, diagnose and prescribe treatments to you online. A personalised treatment or coaching plan will be provided.
The frequency and duration of online sessions will also be discussed. Many children respond well to teletherapy as technology can be motivating. Our teletherapy sessions incorporate activities in the form of interactive therapeutic games, videos as well as shared screen Powerpoint “shows” with sound effects that are stimulating and engaging.
Stable internet connection (Wifi is recommended) and a laptop with a camera. For an enhanced sound quality, use an in-built mic that accompanies your headphones or earphones.
For children, a parent or caregiver is advised to be present during the session. Therapy sessions are designed to empower parents and caregivers to feel comfortable using tips and strategies taught.
- Speech and Language
- Voice Disorders
- Stuttering or Cluttering
- Accent modification coaching
Research shows that young children may benefit from shorter but more frequent sessions for effective outcomes.
For children who are 4 years old and younger, a 30-minute session is ideal. Older children and adults can participate in a 45 minute or 1-hour session. We will collaborate with you to determine what plan works best for your child.
Online speech therapy has a robust and growing evidence base for speech and language disorders, autism and aphasia. There is also wealth of evidence supporting distance intervention using the Lidcombe Program for stuttering.
Online teletherapy has provided continuity of treatment to support fluency and communication targets via a motivating and versatile platform, particularly for families we already see for therapy.
For example, a 5 year old boy from India with moderate stuttering has been receiving fortnightly follow-up consultations. His stutters have reduced with a Severity Rating of 2 to 3 (10 = severe stutter; 1 = no stutter).
A mother of a 12 year old girl was pleasantly delighted with the online voice and diction training provided in preparation for her daughter’s DSA interviews in July 2020.
Online teletherapy caveats may include occasional technological glitches such as audio lag. Nevertheless, in general, we have been impressed by how teletherapy has supported our clients’ progress and positively influenced our delivery of therapy.