Talk Together can provide quality and accessible speech-language therapy to children and their families throughout New Zealand or overseas through our tele-therapy program. Having this form of delivery for our services continues to be particularly valuable through the Covid-19 pandemic and 80% of our case-load both local and afar is now permanently using tele-therapy because they love the convenience and it's more cost-effective!
What does this mean? 1:1 sessions and group programs can be held online via video conferencing technology. The sessions themselves follow the same format as in-person however, everything is done via technology.
This gives families more flexibility to attend sessions without having to commute or tidy the house and in turn we have seen more frequent attendance and better results.
It also means we can get creative! We've held sessions in the paddock while the family makes hay and on holiday. This allows the child to feel comfortable in their surroundings and in turn they gain a lot more from the session. Tele-therapy is even really effective for pre-schoolers.
Does this work? New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA) officially approves tele-therapy as a valid delivery model of speech-language therapy. Talk Together has observed an increase in progress by its clients who use tele-therapy because of the convenience. It's our job to make it fun and keep the child engaged so give it a go!
"He got off the computer on Tuesday night on a real high - he was happy and felt it had gone well"
"He is absolutely loving this course. Thank you so much, it is so nice to see him happy and engaged like this, it has helped his self confidence immensely."
Parent of 15 year old
"We are doing Zoom lessons now. My boy has been doing lessons for 2 yrs and still going strong. He loves it"
Parent of 8 year old
"Thanks Megan. We really enjoy your sessions and so does Z. He is binge- watching
Jack and the Beanstalk now!"
Grandmother of 3 year old