Did you know you can access therapy for your child in school?

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As a parent, you want your child to be healthy, successful and engaged in school and life, but sometimes, children find schooling challenging.

The school environment can be academically and socially overwhelming, especially for those navigating school with additional learning or developmental needs. Therapy tools improve student outcomes, confidence and comfortability through:

  • Connection and friendships
  • Comprehension
  • Verbal and written expression
  • Motor skills and movement
  • Sensory and emotional regulation
  • Improved focus and attention
  • Improved emotional and mental wellbeing
  • Improved self-awareness and advocacy for needs

At Therapy Connect, we offer all of these services via online therapy in school, partnering with  Schools Australia-wide to give your child convenient access to therapy and help them overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

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Online therapy in schools

At Therapy Connect, we believe that better health belongs to everyone and are making services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and dietetics even easier to access by partnering with schools Australia-wide.

As a parent, you’re juggling the school schedule, any before or after-school commitments, alongside other children’s schedules, and possible work commitments. We understand you want to find an experienced therapist that suits your child’s needs and goals AND fits into your busy life, which is precisely why we offer online therapy in schools.

No travel to and from appointments, no conflict in scheduling or leaving school or work early. Partnering with Schools Australia-wide through online therapy gives your child access to our team of 70+ practitioners with varying specialities and availabilities. This means your child can:

  • Access a highly qualified therapist who specialises in working with your child’s needs, and goals
  • Work within their school schedule in an environment they’re already familiar with
  • Work collaboratively with the therapist, teacher, learning support team and yourself to include academic and social goals to improve your child’s school and personal life.
  • Flexible parent involvement. This could look likeparent/s joining all or part of sessions through Zoom, recording sessions and updates via email, or parent-only sessions.

Speech Therapy in Schools

Speech Therapy is for children who have trouble communicating, such as speaking, listening, reading, or writing. A speech pathologist will work with your child to improve their ability to express themselves, understand and use language, and social communication skills like turn-taking and conversation. These are important for success in school and life.

Occupational Therapy in Schools

Occupational therapy is for children with trouble with motor skills. This could mean difficulty with fine motor skills like holding a pencil or buttoning a shirt or gross motor skills like running or jumping. An occupational therapist will work with your child to improve their ability to perform daily activities like getting dressed, writing, and eating. They help your child participate in academic and leisure activities and help kids understand and process things they see and hear in the classroom.

Dietetics in Schools

Dietetics can be a crucial support in children’s overall well-being, development and academic performance. A dietitian assesses your child’s dietary needs and helps guide them. They work with the child to ensure they get the proper nutrients and energy to support their growth and development and address specific dietary requirements or issues such as food allergies,  intolerances or sensitivities.

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How does it work?

When working with Therapy Connect, you complete an initial assessment with a senior practitioner who will identify your child’s needs and goals, matching you with the right therapist. Our Early Childhood Intervention Manager will then liaise with the school to find an appropriate time within your child’s schedule and coordinate with the learning support team and teachers to support your child in setting up and participating in their sessions.

Final Thoughts

Speech therapy, occupational therapy and dietetics can significantly improve your child’s competence, confidence and engagement in school and life. Improved communication and motor skills and a balanced diet can lead to better academic performance, improved overall health, social skills, and improved self-esteem and confidence. These therapies can also help your child transition from school to adulthood by giving them the essential skills for employment and independent living.

As a parent, we know you want the best for your child, and we want to make that process easier. If your child would benefit from accessible, convenient therapy in their school, contact us today and see what options are available for you.

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