How a person-centred approach to online therapy helped Amelia say goodbye to meltdowns

Approximately 1 in 150 people in Australia have autism. And yet, access to services locally for many of them involve long wait lists, and inconsistent service. Meanwhile, evidence around online delivery of speech and occupational therapy suggests that treatment can be effective if it is done purely online. If online therapy can produce the same results as in person therapy, …

7 tips to help clients with autism deal with the disruption of lockdown

With continual lockdowns on the horizon for much of Australia, changes to routine can be disruptive to all of us. For people with autism, it can be even more devastating. One very common trait of people with autism is restrictive or repetitive behaviours, such as being fixed on a routine. Transitions are hard. This is where occupational therapy, delivered online, …

Autism Awareness Month: How to Deal with Changes to Routine During COVID-19

Autism can come in many forms. One very common trait of people with autism is restrictive or repetitive behaviours, such as being fixed on a routine. Whilst COVID-19 has changed many of our lives, for those with autism, it can seem like their world is turning upside down. But not to worry! We’ve come up with some handy tools to …

Does my child need to see a speech pathologist?

There are certain speech and language milestones that we expect children to reach as they are growing and developing.  It is worth seeing a speech pathologist if your child: is stuttering, is very difficult to understand, or has great difficulty understanding what is being said or communicated to them.  If your child has very restricted or limited food preferences a …

What is the role of a Speech Pathologist in Healthcare?

““Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. People …

5 Benefits of Online Therapy

Many people have been introduced to online therapy in the last few months. It almost feels like a new phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Telehealth, as it’s sometimes called, has actually been around for a long time. Many practitioners can claim to have been practicing online therapy for over a decade! Here are some reasons why they’ve …

Is online therapy effective?

A growing body of evidence shows that even for traditionally hands-on services such as physiotherapy, the online delivery of these services can be as effective as face-to-face. Depending on the issue, patients can get the same results from online services as being with a clinician in person, with a number of added benefits such as reduced risk of infection, convenience, …