Just like a normal therapy session, only virtual!
Like many allied health organisations, at Youthrive, we are embracing technology and delivering our services at a distance by using telehealth to connect our therapists to children and their families.
Telehealth is a convenient and effective way for therapists and other health professionals to provide services to children and families who may not be able to attend clinic-based or face-to-face appointments.
Telehealth services can include tele-sessions (live video) and phone calls, and services can be accessed using a smartphone, iPad/tablet or laptop and an internet connection.
How does telehealth work?
You will receive an invite to a virtual room via a link through text or email. Click the link at your session time and you will be able to partake in a video session with your allied health professional without having to go into the clinic.
What will I need?
- A computer, laptop, iPad/tablet or smart phone with a microphone and speakers and an internet connection.
- A flat surface to place your device while you are having your session. Make sure you are able to see the screen and can be seen by your clinician on camera.
- A quiet, private and appropriate space with adequate lighting. You might like to use headphones for additional privacy or to assist with hearing your clinician.
- Any additional materials, resources or equipment provided for the session.
Handy tips for telehealth services
Telehealth sessions are just like a normal therapy or support session, but virtual. So even though you might be in your home, it is important to:
- Let your clinician know if you are unable to make the session.
- Check to ensure the sound and camera on your device are working appropriately
- Wear clothes you would normally wear to appointments at the clinic
- Consider what can be seen in the background while you are having sessions.
You will be actively involved in the session – your child may need support from you to keep them engaged.
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