Friday, 27 April 2012


C21 way to help families' in-between times...

Look in this beyond the management jargon –

One of the greatest assets that an organization possesses is its information... most valuable when it is in the right hands, with the stakeholders who need it most.

HD video collaboration is a great way to convey information... But what happens when that video call is over? Is there a record of it? Is there any way to review the material again? What happens if a group of individuals is located halfway around the world, in a different time zone or on the road, traveling from city to city to build relationships with customers? This is the part of the conversation when HD video recording and streaming takes center stage. 

Streaming and recording is a simple concept with extraordinary benefits... [an] example is a Canadian agency that specializes in therapy for children with specialneds, including Down syndrome, OCD and cerebral palsy. The organization records therapy sessions at the patient’s home and the parents can re-watch the recorded session to hone their skills and provide better care to their child. 

Kids First

The Canadian agency mentioned is Kids First Communication Services Inc. in Edmonton. Some conductors might find rather more of interest than just innovative use of video in Kids First's model of working –
Kids First will provide Specialized Services within a consultative activity based programming model. This model includes intensive, integrated, in-home, clinic and/or community based intervention programs by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. The role of each professional is determined by the individual needs of the client and by the scope of practice outlined by each clinician’s professional college. Team members typically include Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Behaviour Consultants, Child Intervention Therapists and Clinical Program Coordinators.
Kids First Communication Services Inc. is an Alberta-based company committed to excellence in the provision of individual and group services for children with severe disabilities and their families. Kids First was created in response to the significant clinical needs experienced by children and families in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. As the Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Act was proclaimed (August 2004), Kids First was contracted to provide an array of services to meet these needs. The FSCD Act is intended to provide family-centred services focusing on the child's developmental needs as well as the family in supporting the child.  
It is 2012. Time for more people in CE everywhere, both providers and users, to shout 'Geronimo' and leap boldly into the twenty-first century...

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