How can Speech & Occupational Therapy help children with Special Needs?

The combined use of Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy is beneficial for children and teenagers with a wide range of special needs.  The technique developed by Angela and Geraldine and used in SPOT combines the two disciplines to provide a fun interactive method of input.  The child’s assessed Occupational Therapy needs are addressed through gross and fine motor and coordination activities which make up the group sessions.  The Speech and Language needs are addressed at the same time through the language and communication element of the activities.  In this way, therapeutic input is provided in a fun proactive way that children enjoy.

  • Speech & Occupational Therapy helping children with ADHD

    Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are typically inattentive , impulsive, forgetful, restless to the point of disruption, prone to fail, unable to follow through on tasks, unpredictable, socially ‘out of tune’, and moody. Our experience as Paediatric therapists has shown us that children with ADHD benefit greatly from the combined approach of Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy provided by the SPOT technique. ...
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  • Aspergers is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Whilst there are many possible symptoms of Aspergers syndrome, the main symptom is severe trouble with social situations. Self Regulation Groups are aimed at children who have difficulty recognising and dealing appropriately with feelings and emotions which form part of their everyday experiences....
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  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder , (ASD) or Autism is a developmental disorder, which usually appears in the first three years of life. The main area of need for children with asd is the difficulties they experience in social interaction and communication.  Our main aim is that all children should have a functional means of communication with adults and peers...
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  • Developmental co-ordination disorder, Developmental Dyspraxia, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Clumsy Child Syndrome, and Motor Learning Difficulties describe a child who has difficulties in carrying out daily activities due to poor co-ordination or movement skills.  Group therapy sessions provide the opportunity to challenge the child's coordination difficulties in fun interactive activities.  Working in a group takes the pressure ‘to perform’ off the individual child and provides the opportunity to use their developing skills in a typical functional way....
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  • Our experience as Paediatric therapists has shown us that children with Learning Disability will reach their milestones at a slower rate than typical children. However at Spot Therapy we provide children with opportunities to practice the skills to develop as much independence as possible...
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