Online Speech Therapy for Children, Teens and Adults

 

The Speech Practice supports you in your home through online therapy.

 

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.

Benefits of Online Speech Therapy

How an Online Speech Teleconsultation Works

Take a little time to read our online therapy FAQs.

Book your 15-minute complimentary demo. During this time, you will e-meet your clinician. We will talk about your goals, answer any questions and decide together whether online therapy is a good fit for you and your child. All you need is a computer with a webcam and strong internet connection. To safeguard your privacy, we would appreciate if you could email a signed copy of the Telepractice Informed Consent form back to us.

If you like to proceed with an online speech therapy consultation, we will get that scheduled or click to book an online consultation appointment.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Frequently Asked Questions
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.
The most common conditions we treat with online speech therapy include individuals with:
  • Apraxia
  • Aphasia
  • Speech and Language
  • Voice concerns including transgender
  • Stuttering or cluttering
  • Accent modification coaching
We love to answer your questions, feel free to drop us an email.
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.

Our experience:

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 stutters; 1 = no stutters). A mother of a 12 year old girl was pleasantly delighted with the online voice training provided in preparation for her daughter’s DSA interviews in June 2020.

Online teletherapy may be initially daunting and occasionally have an audio lag. However, in general, I have been impressed by how teletherapy has supported clients’ progress and positively influenced our delivery of therapy.