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Individual / Group Therapy

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY SUPPORT IN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME

Speech & Language Therapy builds skills using focused drill, parent training and home practice. Age-appropriate play, songs and activities are used to motivate and teach children, especially when they are young. Most children are having so much fun, they don’t even realize that they are learning essential skills. Parents are encouraged to collaborate with Therapists. We strongly believe that transparency and open communication are crucial to successful treatment. Therapy is offered by AHPC Certified Speech-Language Therapists.

Speech & Language Therapists (SLT’s) support the below domains of speech and language using key treatment approaches/Methods.

  • Domains of Language:
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Domains of Speech:
  • Articulation / Pronunciation
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Swallowing / Oral Feeding

Key Teaching Approaches/Techniques:

  • HANEN Early Language Program (It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words)
  • TEACCH Structured Teaching
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Language Modelling Techniques
  • Language Teaching Sequence
  • Pragmatic Social-Communication Skills Programmes (Talkabout Programme, Alex Kelly)
  • Do-Watch-Listen-Say (Kathleen Ann Quill)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOCUS IN EIP

Occupational Therapy focus in EarIy Intervention Programme (EIP) includes components of The Carolina Curriculum and TEACCH curriculum / teaching Framework

  • Parents as Partners & Facilitators in management of the children​​
  • Children pick up the age-appropriate fine motor, visual perceptual & visual motor skills
  • Children learn to coordinate the various parts of their body as well as to achieve motor planning and motor sequencing abilities​
  • Children learn to explore the sensory components of their environment and achieve sensory processing skills.​
  • Through the various motor and sensory domains, they are taught regulation of their emotions and be able to execute strategies that help them adapt better to environmental changes.​
  • Children learn to interact and initiate interaction as well as achieve group cohesiveness & engagement

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOCUS IN EIP

What is Occupational Therapy?

“Occupational therapy is a health profession that uses activities (occupations) with
specific goals to help people of all ages to participate in activities of everyday living.
Activities of everyday living include and are not limited to self-care, leisure, school
and work. It is believed that participation in meaningful activities and roles essential
to the individual helps to maintain or enhance our health and wellbeing.” (Singapore
Association of Occupational Therapists, 2012)

Role of our Occupational Therapists at SKILT Centre
At the SKILT Centre, our Occupational Therapists will work with your child to develop
his/her skills for better participation in everyday life. These skills include:

  • Gross motor skills e.g. postural control, balance, motor coordination
  • Fine motor skills e.g. grasping, arm strength and stability, hand dominance, bilateral hand coordination, handwriting, scissoring
  • Play skills e.g. sensorimotor play, pretend play
  • Sensory processing skills e.g. arousal and attention levels, sensitivity to touch/movement/auditory stimuli
  • Self-care skills e.g. self-feeding, dressing

Approaches We Use

Our Occupational Therapists are well-trained in various intervention techniques to
work with your child. Some of these approaches include:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Neuro-developmental Treatment
  • Floortime Approach
  • Applied Behavioural Analysis Approach
  • Fine Motor Skills Training
  • Perceptual Skills Training
  • Play Skills Training
  • Special Seating​​​​​​​​