Kildare's Sensational Kids bringing new therapy supports via 'Virtual Care'

Additional learning supports now available to children and adolescents online

Rose B O'Donoghue

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Kildare's Sensational Kids bringing therapy supports to your children via 'Virtual Care'

Virtual Care with Sensational Kids brings therapy supports to a child or youth with additional needs (Picture: Pixabay)

Access to therapy supports for a child or adolescent can make all the difference in the world, especially where a child has a difficulty with learning, speech or mobility.

With schools and services closed in response to Covid-19 restrictions, it was never more pertinent for families to avail of therapy supports. And Sensational Kids have quickley stepped up to the mark!

Families can now connect with Sensational Kids remotely for 'virtual care', a brand new way of providing learning supports.

The non-profit Sensational Kids which was founded here in Kildare by Karen Leigh is innovating to improve access to services and to look after vulnerable children and adolescents, when clinic based services are unavailable. 

Sensational Kids innovative Virtual Care services leverage video conference technology to allow families to connect remotely with one of the Sensational Kids healthcare professionals, regardless of where they are located.

From yesterday Monday 23 March, all Sensational Kids occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, reading for dyslexia and play therapy sessions will be moving to online video calls using a secure virtual healthcare video conferencing system.

Parents can also request for a therapist to call them over the phone.

"Sensational Kids Virtual Care services are easy to use, private, and most of all convenient," said Karen Leigh.

"In addition, this new service removes accessibility and/or mobility barriers and can connect families with a therapist for their child regardless of their location. The platform protects privacy through safeguards and robust policies and is fully GDPR complaint.

"The main advantages for many families who have children with additional needs is that it involves no travel time whilst ensuring their child receives quality therapy supports - while enhancing the continuum of care when clinic services are not possible".

The Virtual Care Services Available at Sensational Kids include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Parent Coaching for Home Programs, Psychotherapy for adolescents and parents and Reading Tuition for Children who have dyslexia.

How does Virtual Care at Sensational Kids work?

Prior to your appointment, parents will receive (via email or text) a link to the appointment session. This will enable both an audio and video connection between the family and therapist. Families can use their laptop, iPad or mobile phone to avail of this service.

To make an appointment for Virtual Care at Sensational Kids, parents get in touch with their local Sensational Kids child development centre by phone or email: 045 520 900
Email info@sensationalkids.ie for further details and services across the country.