Telehealth for Adults

Adult

Literacy

Attention & Working Memory

Tongue Tie & Oroficial Myology

Stuttering

Swallowing / Dysphagia

Stroke Rehab

Degenerative Disease

Brain Injury

Voice

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Speech Sounds

Literacy

What is literacy?

Literacy encompasses reading, writing and spelling. Children with literacy difficulties often end up being adults with literacy difficulties. It is NEVER too late to improve your literacy skills.

How we support literacy:

At Spot we have a special interest in literacy!
  • We use evidence-based, synthetic-phonics programs to target literacy.
  • We tailor each therapy program to suit you, working our way up from your level to achieve long term literacy goals.
  • We focus on function in adulthood > whether it be improving your confidence to make a social media post, or improving your presentation writing for excelling in the workplace, we have adults covered! 

Attention & Working Memory

What is it?

Your ability to attend to task, retain and manipulate information is more highly correlated with academic success than intelligence (IQ). Poor working memory can have an impact on your performance at work.

How we support attention and working memory:

  • We use evidence-based therapy methods based on neuroplasticity > the theory that the brain can be re-trained and conditioned through repetitions of the same task.
  • We teach you learning strategies that you can employ to compensate for attention & working memory difficulties.

Tongue Tie

What is it?

Tongue tie is when the frenum (the tissue under the tongue) inhibits the normal functions of the mouth and face.

How we support tongue tie:

  • We identify signs of tongue tie and work closely with specialists and a range of health professionals to holistically target any functional impairments associated with a tongue tie.
  • Spot therapists practise Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) retrain tongue position for speech and swallowing, as well as promoting nose breathing.

Stuttering (Fluency)

What is it?

Stuttering is holding onto a sound, or repeating a sound, word or phrase, repeatedly, causing dysfluency in speech. It can also sound like someone is getting “stuck” on their words.

How we support stuttering:

  • We use evidence-based programs to give you the strategies you need to develop and maintain smooth speech.

Swallowing/Dysphagia

What is it?

Dysphagia encompasses difficulties with swallowing. Dysphagia can lead to; coughing, choking, or food and fluid ‘going down the wrong way’ (into the lungs).

How we support swallowing:

  • Complete swallow assessments via tele-health!
  • Provide strategies, support and dysphagia rehab online.
  • Provide strategies and refer to your local specialised clinicians if your presentation is acute.

Stroke Rehab

What is it?

After leaving the hospital rehabilitation ward, many of our rural and regional clients are not able to access the day-clinic services that they need. That’s where we come in! Spot can provide rehabilitation therapies for people with;

How we support stroke rehab:

After leaving the hospital rehabilitation ward, many of our rural and regional clients are not able to access the day-clinic services that they need. That’s where we come in! Spot can provide rehabilitation therapies for people with;

  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria or Apraxia
  • Dysphagia
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorder

We can do this all from the comfort of your own home! 

Degenerative Disease

What is it?

Degenerative diseases is an umbrella term used to describe a disease that progresses, and unfortunately worsen over time. This includes Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Dementia, Alzeihmers, and Huntingtons.

How we support those with degenerative diseases:

  • Provide therapy via tele-health, in the comfort of the client’s own home.
  • Provide thorough education regarding speech, voice, and swallowing changes.     
  • Work with you, your family and other health professionals involved in your care, to develop compensatory strategies to support each stage of the disease.

Brain Injury

What is it?

Brain injury is an umbrella term used to describe any sort of injury to the brain. This encompasses an injury from blunt force (i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury from accidents), seizures, stroke, infection, a lack of oxygen, or even tumour. Brain injuries can result in difficulties with:

  • Cognition
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Social communication
  • Emotional functioning
  • Independence

How we support those with brain injury:

At Spot, our experienced therapists provide evidence-based therapy targeted directly to the acquired difficulty. We also…

  • Work closely with the other health professionals involved in your care, to understand the neurological changes involved, and resulting difficulties.
  • Provide compensatory strategies for difficulties that are impacting your life functionally.
  • Provide education to you, and your communication partners, regarding how best to support communication.

Voice

What is it?

Voice is the ability to produce sound from your vocal folds (your voice box). If your voice sounds different than others your age, or if it sounds different than usual, you may have a voice disorder. This happens for a number of reasons, including;

  • Muscle tension
  • Frequent over-use
  • Stroke
  • Degenerative diseases.

How we support voice:

  • Work closely with amazing Ear, Nose and Throat doctors, who can have a look at your vocal folds (voice box), and together, we make a plan for helping you use your voice safely, and effectively.
  • Use evidence-based approaches to voice therapy, targeting the precise muscles involved.
  • Teach you how to project your voice safely!

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What is it?

Often people with ASD find social communication really difficult, and/or have difficulties with speech, language and literacy. But…ASD is different for everyone! This means that therapy needs to be tailored to the person with ASD, and take into account their strengths, as well as their difficulties.

How we support ASD:

  • At Spot, we work at your level! We work our way up, making progress by utilising your strengths.
  • Our experienced therapists target goals that include social communication, language building, literacy, and swallowing/meal time behaviour.

Speech Sounds

What is it?

There are different types of speech disorders including

Dysarthria: is a speech disorder caused by muscle weakness.

Apraxia of Speech: Difficulties moving your lips or tongue the right way to say sounds.

How we support speech sounds:

We support speech sound disorders by conducting assessments and therapy, all online! If you have difficulty producing a sound, or swapping one sound for another, we can identify and isolate these errors, and work with you towards clear and confident speech!

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