Pandora’s story; Occupational therapy via telepractice to remote Northern Territory

Pandora, age 7 years Lives at Uluru, Northern Territory.

Pandora is diagnosed with Autism and experiences issues around executive functioning, fine motor, gross motor skills and general development.

Pandora’s mother states,

 “I found my OT through a recommendation by Autism South Australia. We access our OT via telehealth (teletherapy) due to living in a very remote area of Northern Territory. I would not have been able to access regular OT if it weren’t for telehealth.
 
Working with my OT has improved my child’s skills, provided mentoring to me as mother and generally been a base of support through quite a scary journey of ASD diagnosis. My OT has given me hope in progress and the future.
 
Since working with my OT Dora’s confidence has gone through the roof! The support tools have been able to be applied both at school and at home. OT has given Dora support tools that are specifically targeted to her (no google research!). Due to increased confidence, Dora is able to develop her handwriting skills, better understand, manage and express her emotions leading to increased social skills.
 
I greatly appreciate my OT. Her ability to work with the school instead of just me has been amazing. She has taught not only me but the school how to interact and to change strategies to be more supportive. For example, to support handwriting skills, giving of instructions using direct language and resource books for social skills. My OT has helped me by modelling both the process and language to use to help teach Dora to manage situations in her day”.

Therapy Connect would like to thank Pandoras family for sharing her story.

About Therapy Connect

Therapy Connect is a therapy service offering high quality teletherapy supports online using videoconferencing. “We offer a coordinated team approach meaning that families can access Therapy Anywhere Anytime”.

Therapy Connect is owned and operated by Simone Dudley and Sue Cameron. Simone is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years clinical experience working in paediatrics across both the public and private sectors in rural & regional NSW.

Sue Cameron is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist with more than 25 years experience working in health and education. Together they are passionate about ensuring country people have access to high quality services.

Contact Therapy Connect to find out how we might be able to help you.

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