Speech and Language Therapy is about teaching people to communicate to the best of their ability. Speech Pathologists strive to help people to use verbal communication if possible but communication can also include the use of written language, sign language, key word signs, electronic communication devices, picture exchange systems and communication boards.
Occupational Therapy involves helping children with their occupations – i.e. (their activities). Children sometimes need to learn specific strategies so they can participate in activities with others. Your child might benefit from occupational therapy intervention if they experience difficulty with the following:
Dietitians help ensure children are receiving adequate nutrition to grow and develop. Some children face extra challenges with eating and drinking; a dietitian can help ensure nutritional needs are met despite individual difficulties. They can also support families to develop healthy relationships with food and reduce mealtime stress.
Physiotherapy focuses on meeting the needs of children and adults living with disability by aiming to reduce impairment and improve physical function. They work together with participants, families and care givers to maximize individuals’ participation in life, improving independence and becoming their best physical self.