Children with disabilities are sharpening their social skills through digital playdates, with Kurrajong moving their therapy sessions online amid coronavirus lockdown.
These telehealth therapy sessions have been going on for 11 weeks, during which time they've done everything from yoga, to Zumba, to pirate roleplay.
Educator Janine Tout said the new program had been taken up with gusto by the children and even the parents, who sometimes couldn't help themselves but join in for a dance session or sing along.
"It's allowed us to stay connected with the parents, but more importantly to stay connected with the children," Ms Tout said.
"We've done some great activities over the last 11 weeks, and even in the online environment it's great to see the connection the children have with one another."
Kurrajong never provided any telehealth services before the pandemic, however general manager Christine Priest said the program was so successful that they planned to keep it going even after lockdown ended.
"That's one positive thing we can take out of this," Ms Priest said.
"Rather than seeing a therapist once every few weeks [our children] can have an online session in between, so they can have more support and work on their goals quicker."
General manager of client services Mathew Bertram said it had been a hectic few weeks adjusting to the new way of doing things, but that it all worked out in the end.
"We really went to town when we were looking at what we can deliver and how to keep everybody engaged, involved, and not isolated during the self-isolation period," Mr Bertram said.