Zach joined our Telecare for Kids Program in July 2020 through his school and has since completed six terms of speech therapy. Zach was also referred to the Paediatric Developmental
Program and has completed two visits via telehealth in June and September 2021.
He completed multidisciplinary assessments investigating his language, learning and motor skills, as well as completing a medical review.
During the last two terms at school, Zach worked with his speech pathologist on persuasive texts and creating speeches to help him develop his language skills.
Zach was supported in his journey by the school staff at his primary school. His Teacher’s Assistants joined each of his speech sessions via Telecare and noted the improvement in Zach’s ability to join in with lessons and his overall confidence.
Zach’s enjoyment of writing speeches grew throughout the term and flowed into his daily life.
His mother reported he came home from school after completing his term of speech therapy and asked, “How can I make the world a better place?”
He decided to write his own speech (below) and present it to his class. He even requested a meeting with his school Principal and featured in his school newsletter!