Partnership will give children with additional needs virtual access to their care providers, allowing therapies to continue while following social distancing protocols
(Toronto, ON/Dublin, IE) March 24, 2020 – Sensational Kids, an Ireland-based social enterprise, providing vital front-line therapeutic supports for children with additional needs, today announced its partnership with Think Research, a Canadian developer of virtual care technology, to jointly respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Think Research’s EU Headquarters is based in Dublin, where it has a growing number of Irish clients using its clinical solutions.
Through the partnership, Think Research will deliver its award-winning VirtualCare platform to Sensational Kids clients across Ireland. This will provide virtual access to speech & language therapy, play therapy, occupational therapy and other key services to ensure that children and their families continue to get the support they need at this difficult time, while also helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. Regular therapy is important to be effective and it is especially crucial for children to maintain relationships and support at this time.
“Sensational Kids is often a vital lifeline for many vulnerable children who need regular therapy input to maintain their regulation and meet their sensory needs,” says Chief Executive Officer, Karen Leigh. “We also provide specialist therapeutic supports to children and adolescents who may be self-harming, suicidal, are dealing with trauma or who suffer from anxiety. Some children need us now more than ever.”
In the long term, shifting to a virtual visit model can help to facilitate on-demand access for children who don’t live near a care centre and for therapists managing a large caseload. It also allows for care to be more easily accessed at home, which may be a more comfortable environment for those receiving these services.
“During the pandemic, virtual visits have emerged as a logical choice to provide care while also keeping people safe,” says Sachin Aggarwal, CEO of Think Research. “They ensure that children are still able to see their own care providers, who know them and understand their specific needs, while also helping us to practice social distancing and flatten the curve by reducing in-person visits.”
About Sensational Kids
Sensational Kids is an award-winning social enterprise that has already changed the lives of over 6,800 children, saving their families over €1.5 million in therapy fees. We provide vital front-line therapeutic supports for children with additional needs, ensuring that these children in need have access to vital supports when and where they need them. For more information, please visit https://www.sensationalkids.ie/.
About Think Research
Think Research, an enterprise clinical content and technology company, delivers evidence-based clinical tools grounded in best practice. Our focused mission is to organize the world’s health knowledge so everyone gets the best care. Since 2006, our cloud-based, digital tools have empowered clinicians around the world and have impacted millions of patients across all sectors of care: acute, primary, long term and community. We are proud to serve as a trusted health system partner to a rapidly growing client base that spans three continents and more than 2,200 healthcare facilities. For more information, visit www.thinkresearch.com or follow us on Twitter @TRChealth or on LinkedIn.