Therapy

Weekday, evening and weekend appointments available to suit your lifestyle.

Appointments can be face-to-face at your home or via online.

Delivery of Therapy

Teletherapy

Sessions are conducted online using Zoom.

Face-to-Face

Sessions are conducted in person at your home. PPE will be worn at all times and socially distanced, unless conducting a swallow assessment where the distance will be reduced but further PPE worn. Hands and equipment will be sanitised before and after use.

Combination

Sessions can alternate between online and face-to-face.

About Teletherapy

Teletherapy has become a popular option for clients to access therapy. Initially an only alternative due to Covid-19 restrictions however, teletherapy has quickly become just as - if not more -effective, flexible, and less costly due to lack of travel charges.

I am sure you are aware of how Zoom works but if not, here's what you need to know: 

It's very user-friendly and you do not need to download/install the software/app if you do not wish to create an account. 

 

All you will need:

  • A computer, laptop or iPad

  • Webcam and microphone

  • Internet connection

  • An email address

Prior to your appointment I will email you a link,and if you do not have the Zoom software/app just open the link in your web-browser at the time of you session and you'll be automatically entered into the online video conference, where I will be there ready to greet you. 

Still unsure on teletherapy? Here are some of the studies into the benefits of teletherapy:

 

'This study demonstrates that even individuals with chronic severe aphasia, including those with no prior smart device or even computer experience, can attain independent proficiency to continue practicing and improving their language skills beyond therapy discharge. This could represent a low-cost therapy option[.]' (Kuland, Liu, and Stokes,2018)

'This study provides additional arguments about the benefits of telerehabilitation for post-stroke patients with aphasia. It showed that multi modal language therapy delivered through synchronous telerehabilitation had positive effects on functional communication in chronic aphasia.' (Macoir et al, 2017)

'The identified studies supported the implementation of tele-practice as a means of providing individuals with aphasia access to services that produce positive expressive language outcomes.' (Fifield, Bailey, and Burningham, 2018)