Other Therapies

Oral Motor Therapy

Oro Motor Therapy is used in conjunction with other speech therapies. Oro Motor Therapy is to increase the awareness of the oral mechanism, to normalize oral tactile sensitivity, to improve the precision of volitional movements of oral structures for speech production, to increase differentiation of oral movements like dissociation, grading, fixing. Through Oro Motor Therapy we can improve feeding skills and nutritional intake. To find out more about our Oral Motor Therapy please book an appointment with our Speech Therapist.

Play Therapy

Play Therapy is to children what counselling is to adults. Play therapy utilizes play, children’s natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead words. A dynamic interpersonal relationship between a child (or person of any age) and a therapist trained in paly therapy procedures who provides selected play materials and facilities the development of a safe relationship for the child (or person of any age) to fully express and explore self (feelings, thoughts, experiences and behaviours) through play, the child’s natural medium type of communication, for optimal growth and development. To find out more about our Play Therapy Program please book an appointment with our Play Therapist.

Art Therapy

Creativity can come in many forms, but it’s a part of what makes each one of us special in our own unique ways. Some people choose to express themselves through music or song. While others choosing Writing as a way to clear their mind and experience a healthy dose of pleasure. For children with special needs how they deal with the world is different from the rest of us. But there are definite ways to soothe their fears while helping them improve on a number of levels. In short, it’s an alternative form of therapy, that can help a child with special needs work through issues that are troubling to their development. This can include physical, emotional, mental or behavioural conditions and is designed to work with your child’s unique strengths on their own terms. Practicing any form of art has been shown to lead to increased motor skills, improved focus and a better mood especially if practiced in an environment that allows your child to relax and feel safe. To find out more about our Art Therapy Program please book an appointment with our Art Therapist.

Reading Program

The most important outcome of teaching word recognition, “is that students learn to recognize real words, not simply sound out ‘nonsense’ words using phonics skills’. Direct instruction appears the most effective approach for improving word recognition skills in students with learning disabilities. Direct instruction refers to teaching skills in an explicit, direct fashion. It involves drill/repetition/practice. To find out more about our Reading Program please book an appointment with our Special Educator.

Writing Program

Writing is one of the most difficult and complex task for kids. For kids with certain learning issues, it can be even more challenge. Writing forms an important part in child’s communication and in today’s education. Though writing programme, the child is taught to strengthen hand muscles and improve motor co-ordination. To find out more about our Writing Program please book an appointment with our Special Educator.

Pragmatics Program

Assessing pragmatic or conversational skills can be a challenge since conversations are dynamic and not static. Several key concepts must be considered as an individualized programe is developed for an individual with ASD. These include:

  • The student’s ability to apply his social knowledge in various situations and the conditions under which he/she is both able or unable to perform.
  • The need to match strategy to specific challenge
  • The need to consider many underlying or co-occurring elements during the selection , implementation stages such as joint attention ability, executive function, theory of mind ability, language comprehension and metalinguistic ability.
To find out more about our Pragmatics Program please book an appointment with our Speech Therapist.

iLs (Auditory Integration Therapy)

Integrated Listening System methodology integrates music, movement and language exercises for the purpose of improving brain functions. iLs trained for brain/body integration through a staged approach, starting with the fundamentals of sensory integration and then extending through more complex cognitive functions, including language, self-expression and social skills. iLs customized programmes can be tailored for skills and abilities. Symptoms addressed include: emotional regulation, social skills, anxiety, auditory and sensory processing, attention, concentration and sleep. To find out more about our Auditory Integration Program with iLs please book an appointment with our Occupational Therapist.

Extra Lesson

Extra Lesson is an assessment and intervention programe for children, and adolescents with learning and behavioural difficulties. The Extra Lesson programe is based on the premise that learning difficulties are often due to disruptions in the developmental stages of the first seven years of life. This can result in poor spatial orientation, and body awareness, sensory processing challenges, retained early movement, patterns and early co-ordination difficulties. To find out more about our Extra Lesson Therapy Program please book an appointment with our Extra Lesson Therapist.

Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound, smell, taste and the pull of gravity. The process of the brain processing and interpreting this information is called sensory integration. For most children sensory integration develops in the course of ordinary childhood activities. Motor planning ability is a natural outcome of this process, as this ability to adapt to incoming sensations. But for some children sensory integration does not develop as efficiently as it should. When this process is disordered, a number of problems in learning, development and behaviour may become evident. To find out more about our Sensory Integration Program please book an appointment with our Occupational Therapist.

Social Skills Group Therapy

Social Skills, friendships and positive peer relationships are an extremely important part of a child’s healthy development. Consequently, social rejection and lack of peer support can be a devastating experience for children and adolescents, impacting their school functioning and even future relationships.
Social Skills Group Therapy consists of small groups of three to six children, ranging in ages 4 to 16. Children are grouped by age and ability and therapy consists of interactive group activities aimed at developing skills and confidence based on each child’s strengths and weaknesses within a supportive peer context. While each group is uniquely designed and scheduled in accordance with the selected participants, sessions typically run weekly 2 to 3 times for an hour to 1 1/2 hours. All groups are led by a Psychologist and co-therapist.
Social Skills Groups are generally appropriate for children with difficulties in the following areas: ADHD, Learning Disorders, Social or Behavioural difficulties, Shyness and Social isolation. Special groups are arranged for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research shows that social skills training can help children progress across various areas of functioning by:

  • Building Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Reading Social Cues
  • Increasing Problem-Solving
  • Understanding Perspective Taking
  • Managing Stress/Anxiety
  • Emphasizing Cooperation
To find out more about our Social Skills/Group Therapy Programs please book an appointment with our Child Psychologist.