Telehealth

What is Telehealth

Telehealth involves the use of technology to allow therapists to provide services to a client remotely. These services are easily done with the use of one’s phone, tablet or computer. Telehealth is supported by evidence and our friendly administration staff and therapists are trained in its use and will guide you through the process.

Therapies provided by Telehealth

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Dietetics

Benefits of Telehealth

  • Provide access to services to anyone who is in self-isolation, has school or facility closures, or because you or a loved one are acutely unwell
  • Provide access to services for those who are immune-suppressed or vulnerable
  • Provides access to services for those in rural and remote locations
  • No travel costs associated with Telehealth
  • Reduced wait times

What do you need to access Telehealth

  • Home computer (desktop or laptop), tablet or mobile phone
  • A camera to allow for the teleconference
  • Working Internet

Accessing Telehealth

Once your Telehealth appointment has been arranged our fabulous administration team will walk you through the process and answer any questions. Please contact us to get started

 

Dietetics

Dietitians provide expert food and nutrition advice to support people to improve their health and well-being.  Dietitians work with participants, families and carers to translate the latest scientific nutrition information into practical advice about what to eat. They can also assist in providing dietary advice to help manage health conditions or diseases.

Some of the areas we can assist with include:

  • Dietary Assessments
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Growth Concerns in Infants through to Adolescents
  • Fussy eating
  • Weight Management
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Tube (Enteral) Feeding
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Constipation
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Low FODMAP Diets
  • High Cholesterol
  • Vegan and Vegetarian Diets

Connect2Care Dietitians work alongside our Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists as required providing a united and holistic approach to care.

 

Psychology

Psychologists work to support and guide participants and their families striving for positive change. They work with participants and their families to achieve clear strategies and goal-directed interventions based on best practice. Psychologists specialise in behavioural intervention and support.

Some of the areas we can assist with include:

  • Psychological Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments including Wechsler Assessments (WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV, WMS-IV)
  • Behavioural Assessments including Conners 3
  • Capacity Assessments including Social Responsiveness Scale, Childhood Autism Rating Scale-2, Vineland-3
  • Individual Therapy
  • Mental Health Support
  • Counselling
  • Parent Support or Parenting Skills
  • Psychological Support for Children and Adults with Behaviours of Concern
  • Psychological Support and Training for Families and Carers

Connect2Care Psychologists work alongside our Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists Speech Pathologists and Dietitians as required providing a united and holistic approach to care.

 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists optimise the way one’s body moves and functions. They work together with participants, families and carers to address any mobility concerns in order to maximise participation in day to day life and encourage engagement in social and sporting activities. Individualised programs focus on strength, positioning, fitness, stability and increased functional capacity.

Some of the areas we can assist with include:

  • Physiotherapy Assessments including Bot-2, HiMAT
  • Functional Assessments
  • Neuro/Falls Assessments
  • Posture and Positioning
  • Exercise Prescription/Home Exercise Programs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technology e.g. Wheelchair, Mobility Aides
  • Mobility and Seating Equipment
  • Strength and Coordination Training Programs
  • Carer Education
  • Pain Management
  • Employment and Workplace Assessments
  • Assist with Trampoline/Play Equipment Applications/Letter of Support (during COVID)

Connect2Care Physiotherapists work alongside our Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists and Dietitians as required providing a united and holistic approach to care.

 

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists assess, diagnose and treat communication concerns as well as difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. Speech Pathologists set meaningful goals that maximise social participation. Speech Pathologists also specialise in assessment and prescription of augmentative and alternative communication systems.

Some of the areas we can assist with include:

  • Speech Assessments
  • Formal assessments including CELF-5, CCC-2, Vineland-3
  • Speech and Articulation
  • Communication Skills
  • Assistive Technology e.g. Communication Devices
  • Communication Technology
  • Language Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Swallowing Assessments
  • Safe Eating Programs
  • Parent and Carer Education
  • Assist with iPad, Laptop, Device Applications/Letter of Support (during COVID)

Connect2Care Speech Pathologists work alongside our Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Dietitians providing a united and holistic approach to care.

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists support people to be as independent as possible in their daily activities. Occupational Therapists set meaningful and participant centred goals that aim to ensure participants can actively partake in the life they want as independently as possible.

Some of the areas we can assist with include:

  • Assistive Technology e.g. Wheelchair and Seating, Bathroom and Toilet Equipment
  • Supported Independent Living Assessment (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Assessments
  • Functional Assessments
  • Formal assessments including Sensory Profile Adult and Paediatric, BOT-2, Vineland-3, M-FUN, The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL), Barthel Index, Care and Needs Scale (CANS), Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)
  • Social Skills
  • Employment and Workplace Assessments
  • Behavioural Supports
  • Minor Vehicle and Home Modifications
  • Increased Functional Capacity
  • Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Assist with iPad, Laptop and Play Equipment Applications/Letter of Support (during COVID)

Connect2Care Occupational Therapists work alongside our Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Dietitians as required providing a united and holistic approach to care.