The Crucial Role of Parents and Family in Online Therapy

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Therapy Connect is specifically designed for online (telehealth) service delivery, which means that we deliver our occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics, physiotherapy and psychology appointments via video calls with all of our clients. Our team of more than 70 practitioners experience firsthand the highly valuable contribution that parents, carers, siblings and other extended family members make to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. 

The Comfort of Home

One of the benefits of online therapy is that our practitioners can collaborate with you and your child in the comfort of your own home. Being in a familiar environment can lead to a more comfortable and less stressful experience. The presence of family can create a nurturing atmosphere and provide children with a sense of security and support. In turn, this can improve their ability to concentrate during therapy sessions. 

Active Family Involvement 

Having parents and extended family members actively involved in online therapy sessions is crucial for increasing a child’s engagement and motivation. Your presence can encourage and reassure your child, inspiring them to stay committed to their therapy goals. Additionally, the support and participation of all caregivers can add an extra layer of motivation and enthusiasm. 

Reinforcing Therapy Strategies at Home

As a parent or extended family member, you have the chance to take part in online therapy sessions and learn first-hand. This provides you with the opportunity to incorporate the tools and strategies into your child’s everyday routine at home. By incorporating therapy principles into your child’s everyday activities, you play an essential part in ensuring consistent progress and development between therapy sessions. Siblings and grandparents who are involved can also help reinforce these strategies, creating a supportive approach to therapy.

Collective Progress Tracking

Your input to goal setting and progress tracking is extremely valuable. As a parent, you have a unique understanding of your child’s strengths and challenges, and by working together, we can create a tailored plan that meets their needs and goals. Regular communication allows us to track progress effectively and make any necessary adjustments along the way. 

Building a Supportive Network

At Therapy Connect, we place a strong emphasis on the importance of having a supportive network. All caregivers can provide emotional support and encouragement for your child…and yourself! When everyone is involved in therapy, it fosters a sense of unity and care, which creates a strong foundation for your child’s progress and overall wellbeing.

Empowering Parents and Extended Family

Our online therapy sessions are designed to provide you with tools and strategies that you can apply to your child’s everyday life. By participating in sessions you will be better equipped to provide ongoing support and implement therapeutic strategies effectively. 

Online therapy enables parents and extended family members to actively participate in therapy sessions from the comfort of home. Our evidence-based and compassionate approach to therapy, coupled with the active involvement of the entire family, creates a nurturing environment that fosters progress.

At Therapy Connect, we have more than 70 therapists who offer online occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics, physiotherapy, and psychology services to people of all ages living in rural, coastal, and urban areas. Regardless of your location, we offer care that meets you where you are.

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Nour Nazha

Nour is an experienced strategic leader and effective operator with proven ability to develop forward-thinking, coordinated and measurable plans. Demonstrated experience in leadership, strategy, coaching, customer experience, marketing, and project management. Effective collaborator with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver shared business goals. Registered Nutritionist with a Masters in Public Health from Griffith University and a Bachelor Degree in Food Science and Nutrition from UNSW.


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