Telecare for Kids

Our globally recognised Telecare for Kids programs give children across regional and remote Australia access to affordable and specialised paediatric health and development treatments via video link.

Working in partnership with preschools, primary schools, parents and local clinicians, our Telecare for Kids programs offer assessment, therapy and capacity building covering speech, occupational therapy, and psychology disciplines. These programs are evidence-informed, delivered by specialist paediatric allied health staff, and have demonstrated ability to help children achieve their goals. All that’s required is a good internet connection and a computer with a camera, microphone and speakers.

 

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Telecare for Kids

The Telecare for kids program connects country children with the healthcare they need without leaving their local community by linking them with specialists via video link. The program provides assessment and therapy for children and capacity building for schools, preschools, parents and carers.

Telecare provides access to services including Speech, Occupational Therapy and Psychology and is a fee for service program that can be funded by schools, Primary Health Networks, Local Health District or families.

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Download our Telecare for Kids consent form

Completed consent forms must be emailed to: telecare@royalfarwest.org.au 

Windmill Telecare

Telecare is also available to our Windmill families. The Windmill Program is a therapy intervention service and has been created specifically for children aged from 2-12 who have Autism, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay or Global Developmental Delay and have an NDIS plan.

Children who take part in the Windmill Program can choose to access Windmill Telecare, which provides longer-term therapy solutions conducted in regular sessions with your child to continue supporting their development in any of our Windmill service areas. 

Your Service Planner will be able to discuss all options with you when developing your support plan.

For more information, visit our Virtual Immersion Therapy page. 

SPEECH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PSYCHOLOGY CAPACITY BUILDING
Speech Screening

Royal Far West’s Speech Screening program was developed for those parents and/or school staff who query whether a child requires further Speech Pathology intervention (assessment/therapy) or not. A qualified Speech Pathologist can quickly determine whether a child requires further assistance with their speech, language or communication through a brief, 30 minute screener conducted via video-link (Telecare).

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Speech Assessment

Royal Far West’s Speech Assessment program (otherwise known as a CELF) is an assessment-only technology assisted program focussing on evaluating the child’s current speech, language and communication skills, providing a comprehensive assessment via video-link (Telecare). The program is delivered by a qualified Speech Pathologist over a number of weeks to prepare the child for speech therapy.

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Individual Speech Therapy

Royal Far West’s Individual Speech Therapy program is a technology-assisted speech, language and communication program delivered by qualified a Speech Pathologist to the child on an ongoing basis. Children receive weekly, fortnightly or monthly speech therapy sessions via video-link (Telecare). Sessions are supported and facilitated by a responsible adult (‘Therapy Aide’). Parents/carers and early educators/teachers are included in the process, with updates and/or homework provided to complete between sessions.

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Group Speech Therapy

Royal Far West’s Group Speech Therapy program is a technology-assisted speech, language and communication program developed to improve expressive language, vocabulary and phonological awareness of children with similar needs on an ongoing basis. Groups of 2-4 children receive weekly, fortnightly or monthly speech therapy sessions delivered by a qualified Speech Pathologist via video-link (Telecare), which directly correlate with their classroom curriculum. Sessions are supported and facilitated by a responsible adult (‘Therapy Aide’). Ongoing mentoring and support for the Therapy Aide is provided, allowing the Speech Pathologist to progressively hand over lead responsibility to the Therapy Aide/s over the course of the term as their competency increases. Parents/carers and early educators/teachers are included in the process, with updates and/or homework provided to complete between sessions.

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OT Sensory Assessment

Royal Far West’s Sensory Assessment program aims to provide parents and teachers with an understanding about why their child/student reacts the way they do in certain situations, and the strategies that may help better regulate the child and improve their behaviour, attention, emotion and general functioning across differing environments. The Sensory Assessment sessions are conducted by a qualified Occupational Therapist and involve video-link (Telecare) observations of the child and interviews with the parent/carer and teacher. This is followed by a feedback session with the parent/carer and teacher to provide management strategies and recommendations regarding further intervention for the child if applicable.

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Individual OT Therapy

Royal Far West’s Individual Occupational Therapy program is a technology-assisted therapy program delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly which can include either indirect teacher and parent sessions, direct therapy sessions with the child, OR a combination of the two (indirect and direct) via video-link (Telecare). Sessions are conducted by a qualified Occupational Therapist and include education, problem-solving and demonstrations of strategies and techniques to use with the child who may be experiencing difficulties in areas such as fine or gross motor skill development, emotion regulation, sensory processing and handwriting.

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Psychology Therapy

Royal Far West’s Psychology Therapy program is an individualised technology-assisted therapy program delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly which can include either indirect teacher and parent sessions, direct therapy sessions with the child, OR a combination of the two (indirect and direct) via video-link (Telecare). Sessions are conducted by a qualified Clinical Psychologist and include education, problem-solving and demonstrations of strategies and techniques to use with the child who may be presenting with mild to moderate mental health concerns, behavioural or social difficulties.

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Connect for Kids

Connect for Kids is available to children aged 0-15 living in South Eastern NSW, primarily in the South Coast, Shoalhaven area, Cooma, Yass, Goulburn and Crookwell regions. The aim of the program is to provide a short-term focused intervention to children experiencing mild to mental health and/or behavioural concerns.

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Connect for Kids Referral Form

Royal Far West’s Capacity Building program provides registered professional development courses via technology to deliver a mixture of online tutorials, resources and live video feedback sessions with senior allied health clinicians across Speech, OT and Psychology. It is designed to empower teachers, school support staff, early educators, parents and/or volunteers to better support preschool or school-aged children experiencing difficulties with speech and language, sensory and motor development, anxiety and emotional wellbeing.

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