Successful evidence-based interventions now available online using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

 

Irabina Autism eHealth Services offers an accessible alternative to travelling for therapy. The eHealth platform allows senior specialist clinicians to deliver autism-specific services to families in their homes or local communities, so that all Australian children and young people have access to specialised autism services, knowledge and support, no matter what their postcode is.

 

Benefits of using Irabina eHealth Services                                                                                                        

– Be confident you are getting the best treatment – Irabina has 50 years’ experience treating young people ASD and related disorders

– Avoid long wait times often experience outside of Australian capital cities

– Be a part of the largest autism and behaviour intervention service in Victoria, and a well-known specialist in the field

– Receive early intervention – research shows early intervention makes a big difference to a child’s development

– Receive a whole team approach: Irabina is unique in the breadth of autism services offered and level of specialisation of therapists. Our team of senior clinicians are trained in behavioural intervention strategies, communications tactics and situational de-escalation, in addition to their own specialisation

– Include the whole family – services for all those who support people with diagnosis including parents, carers, siblings and educators

– Receive remote diagnosis, assessment and a comprehensive intake program

 

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eHealth Services Available

 

Services are available for individuals from 0-21 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. A diagnosis is not required to access services, clinicians will discuss options with each family individually.

 

If a child does not yet have an ASD diagnosis, the intake officer will use their knowledge and discretion to provide the family with appropriate information and recommendations regarding the diagnostics process. The process of diagnosing a child with ASD via an online platform differs from a standard face-to-face approach.

A diagnostic service can be provided by a psychologist and speech pathologist using the questionnaires and checklists.

 

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A range of checklists are completed to assess an individual’s language and social communication skills. Some checklists and questionnaires are completed by the parent or teacher before the appointment, while others are completed with the parent and speech pathologist.

 

Parent training

– Parents will meet with the speech pathologist via the eHealth online platform.

– The speech pathologist will provide the family support and strategies for the development of play, language and social skills in their child.

 

Child training

– Depending on the age and attention span of the child, the speech pathologist may work directly with the child on skills such as articulation and receptive and expressive language.


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In addition to diagnostic and adaptive assessments, there are a range of other assessment tools including structured parent interviews and that may be used to review needs, establish goals and measure progress,

 

Counselling services

Parents, carers and siblings of children with ASD meet with a psychologist to create a program tailored to each family’s specific needs. This includes: advocacy support, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, simply support, parental education and support, support with improved daily living and capacity building.


Psycho-education

Parent and family-focused support regarding understanding ASD, identifying and communicating the needs of the child with others, advocacy and networking skills.

 

Child Psychology

This is 1:1 support for children usually between ages of 6-18 years, where Irabina psychologists provide interventions based on needs/goals often using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework. Interventions may include support for emotional regulation, anger management, anxiety, understanding their own needs, recognising and managing their own emotions and counselling.

 

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A range of occupational therapy assessments are available to assist the family and therapist in developing appropriate intervention techniques and strategies for each individual. Assessments look at sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, self-care skills, basic feeding and toileting.

If assessments demonstrate that the child could benefit from occupational therapy, an OT will work with the child and their family via the eHealth platform to help achieve goals and support children to participate in everyday activities.

 

– During the appointment the OT will provide the parents, carer and family with strategies to assist in building independence skills, play-based development and other activities to improve sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, self-care and basic feeding intervention.

 

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Behaviour therapies includes behaviour analysis and supervised programs for children and young people with ASD. This includes behaviour and coping skills, communication skills, social skills, academic skills, daily living skills and self-regulation and understanding emotions.

 

Advanced Behaviour Analysis

Our behaviour analysts design programs based on the family and young person’s goals. ABA therapists use their understanding of behaviour principles to help young people learn new skills and reduce unwanted behaviours.Families meet with the ABA therapist to develop programs for children that are delivered individually via the online eHealth platform.

 

Behaviour Management Parent Training

The program is based on applied behaviour principles and helps parents of children with ASD to manage behaviours such as tantrums, emotional regulation difficulties, non-compliance, difficulties with transitions and physical aggression. Parents are provided strategies to use at home and are given homework tasks to complete between sessions.

 

Generally the program runs for 11 core sessions, with some additional optional support based on need/goals. Sessions are 1 hour 40 minutes in duration.

 

BBI (Brief behaviour intervention)

The program coaches parents to identify effective behaviour interventions for specific challenging behaviours. Therapist observes the child and provide parents strategies and teach them how to solve difficult situations.  Generally the program runs for 10 sessions.

 

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You can rest assured that your information is private. The platform is a secure encoded online environment, which means your information will not be stored or shared.

– All of the video, audio or shared documents in a call are transmitted directly between the participants only

– Calls cannot be listened into by anyone except for the call participants

– We only store user signup information

– None of the data that is exchanged in a video call is saved