Online Therapy Sessions

child activities

Online Therapy

Kool KATTS is here to help your children continue achieving their therapy goals when face-to-face sessions are not possible. Remote therapy, or telehealth / telepractice, has been used effectively for decades to facilitate working with kids in rural and remote areas.

There are many benefits to telehealth therapy –  the use of videoconferencing technology to offer virtual therapy support for children. Telehealth is referred to as many things, including telepractice, telecare, teleconferencing and teletherapy.

Research has shown that parents using telepractice have greater confidence in performing therapeutic activities, and children display more significant gains in skills, compared to clinic-based sessions

The platform is well researched and a proven practical, evidence-based solution for those that live in remote or rural areas to access occupational therapy. It also offers an effective solution to facilitate therapy, while social distancing is recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those that can benefit include those with ADHD, ASD, developmental delays, motor coordination issues, or those that need assistance with handwriting.

We offer our regular services through telepractice, including assessments, interventions, consultations and ongoing education.

The aim of telehealth therapy:

  • Supporting parents and caregivers by targeted interventions chosen specifically for the child.
  • Improving participation or performance to work towards goals that will improve a child’s overall quality of life.
  • Engaging with parents and share knowledge and strategies with them during the session that can be carried over into their day-to-day lives.
  • Delivering therapy in the comfort of a child’s home where they can benefit from practical, real-life situational learning.

How does it work?

You will need a good internet connection and speed, a tablet, a laptop or computer with audio and video technology. Our therapists use web-based video conferencing services including Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

We suggest you work in a quiet space where your child will be able to concentrate without distractions. A comfortable and supportive chair will also help them retain their focus. Younger children, and those requiring support due to delayed language development, receive therapy via videoconferencing, with a parent or caregiver being guided by the therapist. With the therapist coaching and supporting the process, the families we work with report that the process helps them learn new strategies that help in other day-to-day interactions with their child.

Older children can usually participate in telehealth sessions independently to meet their occupational therapy goals.

Telehealth is available to all NDIS participants, Private Health Insurance rebates, and private paying clients who are accessing Medicare rebates through a Chronic Disease Management Plan.