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Occupational Therapy Services Expansion

Posted on 9 February, 2019 at 18:30 Comments comments (0)

 

Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. OTs often work with children and adults with mental health problems, disabilities, injuries, or impairments.

We work with children and adults or all ages, especially with autism sp...

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Therapy for Adults

Posted on 30 July, 2018 at 5:00 Comments comments (0)


WE CAN HELP ASSESS and TREAT all adults with learing differences and also swallowing, movement and communciation difficulties.


Case study: James (not his real name) loved actinga nd talking ont he phone to his girlfriend who ws 28 and also had down sydnrome. We helped him learn how to live independently and also to ...
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Informative Videos

Posted on 30 September, 2017 at 3:05 Comments comments (1)

Feeding frustrations

Posted on 28 June, 2017 at 9:15 Comments comments (0)

Setting up the right “feeding environment” is vital when preparing your toddler to eat and drink.


Here are 5 tips on how you can set up the right “feeding environment”:


1. Make sure distractions like the TV and music are turned off. This will ensure your child remains focused on the task at hand- eating and drinking!


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How do Speech Pathologists work on social communication?

Posted on 9 May, 2017 at 20:20 Comments comments (1)

What is a social communication disorder?


A social communication disorder refers to any difficulty experienced with social communication and interaction.

This comprises of:


1. Non verbal communication skills, such as: 

  • Body language
  • Gesture
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Posted on 15 April, 2017 at 4:10 Comments comments (0)

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What's in a Game?

Posted on 16 August, 2016 at 18:15 Comments comments (0)

You play games with your child simply for the fun and enjoyment of it right? Well, that doesn’t have to be their sole purpose. Many of the games you already play with your child can be slightly adapted to develop language, speech and communication skills as well!


Whatever game you do play, it will always involve turn taking. This is an important social skill that children are expected to develop around school age. This skill is crucial for your child to form friendsh...

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Stimulate Language

Posted on 24 July, 2016 at 22:05 Comments comments (0)

Stimulate Language

 

 

Today I am going to talk about the importance of language development in children. Major learning takes place during the early years of a child’s life, and being able to understand the foundations of language is a precursor for their future success.

How can you help cultivate strong language skills in a child with ASD? It is important to talk and respond to you child. Remember, they understand more than they can say! Also, it ...

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CELF Preschool-2

Posted on 24 July, 2016 at 22:05 Comments comments (1)

When your child reaches an age between 3 and 6, The CELF Preschool-2 test can be administered to determine any language difficulties. Written by Elisabeth Wiig, Wayne Secord, and Eleanor Semel, this is a well-respected and practical tool that helps clinicians target problematic areas, and determine services for preschool children with disabilities. This is not the only version available, CELF tests can be used for ages ranging from 5:00-21:00. In regards to language, there many different area...

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A day in the life our occupational therapists

Posted on 18 July, 2016 at 2:05 Comments comments (0)

 

Lucy: A day in the life of one of our Occupational Therapists

 

 

For Lucy, each new day is as unique as the children she treats. She works in a variety of setting from an elementary school to a clinic, and this flexibility can cultivate great progress in her clients.

Kids spend a large portion of their week in a school setting, so play skills are vital. This OT aims to guide children towards independence; this encompasses teaching heal...

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