Online Speech Therapy?

Speech Therapy focuses on helping adults, adolescents and children to communicate to the best of their ability with verbal and non-verbal language as well as support with swallowing. Therapy Connect has been delivering online Speech Therapy for more than 7 years and have partnered with Sydney University and the University of Queensland to write the guidelines for online therapy.

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Therapy Connect is one of the pioneers of Speech Therapy online.

Therapy Connect is the leading online NDIS registered allied health provider in Australia and with over 70 practitioners in our team around the country, we can find the right therapist to help you achieve your goals.

Our evidence-based approach has proven time and time again that online therapy can be equally effective as in-person therapy. This article will discuss the benefits of online Speech Therapy and the impact it can have on the lives of people with disabilities. 

The Benefits of Online Speech Therapy

At Therapy Connect, we help you access the most qualified and experienced speech therapists at a time and place that suits you. Our platform is designed to provide you with the best possible experience while you receive treatment. We offer a wide range of services that can be modified to meet your specific needs.

Our Therapy Connect Speech Pathologist team will help you every step of the way to:

Improve both your verbal and Non-verbal communication skills

Boost your social and conversation skills

Increase your literacy skills and abilities

Better understand body language and non-verbal cues

Pronounce words and sentences more clearly

Improve specific vocal concerns

Chew and swallow safely

Use augmentative and alternative communication (ACC) tools

Frequently Asked Questions

Speech Therapy is an effective way of supporting people with  improving verbal and non-verbal communication. Speech Therapy may be needed to help with the following:

  • Speech disorders or impairment developed in childhood – If a child has a speech disorder or challenges with communication, getting early support is essential. The earlier children can access therapy, the better.
  • Cognitive communication disorders – children with this disorder find it challenging to remember things, have short attention spans, will struggle with perception, organisation and have limited problem solving skills.
  • Receptive disorders – children with reception challenges will struggle with understanding and processing language.
  • Expressive disorders – Children with expressive disorder often find it challenging to put words together, will have limited vocabulary or unable to use the appropriate language in a socially appropriate way.

Speech Therapy is an effective and proven way to improve interactive and communication skills. You will need Speech Therapy if you are face any difficulties with your speech.

Numerous speech and language disorders can be treated with Speech Therapy. Some of these include:

Articulation Disorders
This manifests as difficulty in making certain sounds during pronunciation which can make them hard to be understood by others. E.g saying ‘bwed’ instead of ‘bread’. This is also the inability to form certain word sounds properly.

Fluency Disorders
When a person has a tough time speaking smoothly and flowingly, he/she is said to be having fluency disorder. Someone experiencing this may speak very fast during communication, in such a way words may get jammed together. It commonly affects speech speed, rhythm, and flow.

Receptive Disorders
People with this condition usually experience a hard time processing, comprehending and understanding what they are told. It is a very dangerous condition that poses a threat to life. This is because victims could have trouble following directions and avoiding dangers.

Expressive Disorders
People with expressive disorder find often find it challenging to express themselves. Under certain situations, they may even find it hard to recall. It can be caused by down syndrome or head trauma. Speech Therapy is very effective in treating expressive disorder.

Stroke and other brain disorders are the common cause of this. It is an acquired communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to speak, understand and interact with others. It can also affects a person’s ability to write and read.

Cognitive-Communication Disorders
Certain issues, such as speaking difficulties, difficulty understanding what is being said, or trouble remembering things, could start to manifest when the area of the brain responsible for communicating, memory, and communication is injured. Biological issues including improper brain development and neurological diseases are also responsible for this condition.

This is a condition marked by slow or slurred speech caused by a weakness or incapacity to control muscles responsible for speech. It is frequently caused by nervous system disorders and conditions.

Therapy Connect’s speech therapy services are 100% funded by the NDIS. If you have funding for Capacity Building (Improved Daily Living), you can access speech therapy at no out-of-pocket expense to you. Services are charged at the current standard NDIS hourly rate.

Occupational Therapy – Manage everyday tasks and activities through learning skills, modifying tasks or adapting to the environment.

Dietetics – Plan and manage your diet and learn about nutrition to ensure you maintain a healthy diet.

Physiotherapy – Improve movement, reduce pain and speed up healing to increase your quality of life.

Psychology – Develop coping and prevention skills for anxiety, anger, stress and other challenges.

Why choose
Therapy Connect?

At Therapy Connect, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality online Speech Therapy services. Our highly experienced and qualified therapists are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Therapy Connect benefits include 100% funded by the NDIS.

As an NDIS participant, all of your therapy services will be covered with no out-of-pocket expenses. 

Australia-wide access

We are proud to have a team of more than 70 highly experienced and qualified occupational therapists across the country who can provide online therapy services, no matter where you live. So no matter where you live, we will find the right therapist to meet your needs.

Experts in online therapy

Therapy Connect is the leading provider of online Speech Therapy services in Australia. We have a wealth of experience in delivering high-quality, evidence-based therapy services online in fact, our approach is backed by research partnerships with Sydney University and the University of Queensland, where we literally helped write the guidelines for online therapy.

Save on travel time and costs

No need to travel to and from appointments or pay for parking. You can receive all your therapy services online, saving you time and money.

Personalised programs

All of our programs are designed to meet your individual needs and goals. We understand that everyone is different, so we tailor our programs to suit you.

Access to the best

We only work with the best Speech Therapists in Australia. This means that you can be assured you are receiving high-quality, evidence-based therapy services.

Convenient and flexible appointment times

We understand that it can be difficult to find time to attend appointments. That's why we offer a range of convenient and flexible appointment times to fit in with your life.

Therapy Connect empowers you to live your best life.

 By offering you the best care and treatment available, we hope to help you realise your aspirations. We are thrilled to accompany you on your journey!

Together, we can help you reach your full potential. With our evidence-based practice, we will provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed. We are committed to helping you reach your goals!

If you are interested in learning more about our services or would like to book an appointment, please visit our website or contact us today! We would be happy to answer any of your questions.

Thank you for considering Therapy Connect as your Online Speech Pathology provider!

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your dreams! Click here to make your online speech therapy appointment.