How does online therapy work?
Online sessions may involve one or a combination of the following structures:
Please note that these examples are related to my main client group - those with complex communication needs
Online feedback: e.g. Families/staff to run through usual activities and live feedback provided
Training and upskilling: e.g. screen-sharing for families/staff newer to augmentative communication devices who need upskilling
Video feedback consultations: e.g. Families/staff provide videos of activities done prior to session and feedback and discussion of next steps provided in consultations
Resource provision (e.g. visual aids) and home programs.
How to set it up
Zoom works across multiple devices. You may have one or few devices (e.g. a laptop with webcam, or phone or tablet) that gets a good view of your lounge room, dining room study - wherever the action takes place! I have had busy little ones on the floor with their parent while a device has been set up on the shelf or couch nearby.
Evidence for online therapy:
The position paper, Telepractice in Speech Pathology (Speech Pathology Australia, 2014) outlines evidence regarding therapy services through videoconferencing being as effective as face-to-face services. Here is the link if you wish to access this: https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Members/Position_Statements/spaweb/Members/Position_Statements/Position_Statements.aspx?hkey=dedc1a49-75de-474a-8bcb-bfbd2ac078b7
Contact me to learn more.