Speech therapy is conducted by a Speech Therapist. The Speech Therapist (ST) works with people of all ages from babies to adults. STs treat many types of communication and swallowing problems including problems with speech, language, fluency, voice, social communication, feeding, and swallowing. STs use strategies tailored for each child’s particular challenge.
Occupational Therapy helps children who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. The Occupational Therapist helps introduce, maintain, and improve skills to encourage children with autism to regain independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational Therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs so that a child with autism can improve their quality of life.
Music therapy is a therapeutic intervention that uses music and songs to help the children express emotions, improve communication and social interaction, and develop motor skills. The Music Therapist will involve the children with playing or singing, using music as a tool to help the child communicate non-verbally. It can also be used to alleviate stress and anxiety, by helping them to regulate their emotions and reduce their sensitivity to sensory overload.
During a play therapy session, the therapist and child engage in play sessions that are designed to help the child express emotions and develop social skills. This can involve play with toys, games, or art materials, as well as role-playing and other activities. The goal of play therapy is to help the child develop a sense of control and autonomy, as well as improve their communication and social skills.
We offer a specialist individual behaviour intervention for each student once in two months. This approach is used to deal with child behaviour at home and at school. The programme includes intervention and techniques that can be applied when handling a child’s unwanted behaviour at home or at school to make sure generalisation can be achieved.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a Behavioural Therapy that is commonly used by teachers and therapists. ABA functions to correct behaviour, improve social, communication, and learning skills using principles such as positive reinforcement.