Therapy Connect services include speech and occupational therapy, psychology, dietetics and physiotherapy, all delivered online. The team helps individuals who present with challenges in the areas of learning, behaviour, communication, social interaction, mobility and motor skills, performing daily tasks and nutrition.
Therapy Connect works with people across Australia and Asia who live in rural, regional and remote areas or experience difficulty accessing sufficient therapy support to meet their needs. This may be due to geographic location, large local waiting lists or a lack of local service providers. Therapy Connect links allied health clinicians to families and their support networks via telecommunications technology, such as web-based videoconferencing, an innovative approach that has proven successful in providing timely access to highly experienced allied health practitioners for people isolated from services.
Speech Pathologists work with people of all ages who have communication and swallowing difficulties. Through consultation, assessment and treatment, they help people build the skills needed to produce clear speech sounds, understand and use spoken and written language and promote inclusion and positive social interactions at work, school, home and in the community. They can also help people who have limited verbal communication to use alternative systems such as key word sign, Picture Exchange System or PECS, or an electronic communication device.
Occupational Therapists work with people to help them participate in everyday ‘occupations’. These are the activities we do everyday, such as dressing, washing, cooking and cleaning, and also those that