Neuro SLP offers services via telehealth. Telehealth involves providing assessment and treatment remotely, by computer, email and/or phone. There is research evidence that assessment and therapy, delivered via telehealth, can be as effective as face-to-face sessions. You can find information from Speech Pathology Australia about telehealth (also known as telepractice or telerehabilitation) here.
There are several benefits of having assessment/therapy via telehealth. It can help reduce the cost of services, and can be very useful for people who can’t access a Speech Pathologist (e.g. people who live in rural or remote communities).
Telehealth isn’t for everyone. Contact Belinda using the Contact page if you want to talk about receiving your assessment/therapy via telehealth.
People who want to have Speech Pathology assessment/treatment via telehealth need the following:
- a computer, laptop (PC or Mac) or iPad/tablet with an internal or external webcam
- an internet connection
- Skype loaded onto their computer or laptop; FaceTime can also be used on an iPad or iMac
- an ability to use a computer
- a helper may also be needed (especially if the person isn’t very familiar with using a computer)
Neuro SLP offers assessment and treatment for aphasia, speech difficulties (dysarthria and apraxia of speech), swallowing (dysphagia), and cognitive communication difficulties via telehealth.