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Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession with the aim of fostering the motor, sensory, and executive functioning skills foundational to your child’s ability to participate in the things he or she wants and needs to do as part of their daily life, including self-care, functional play, and school-related tasks. Children with autism, Down syndrome, and other special needs benefit greatly from occupational therapy intervention to support and bolster these many areas of development.
Occupational Therapists are skilled in using a variety of strategies, particularly the child’s natural occupation of play, to address motor development, adaptive skills, daily life skills, self-regulation and sensory needs, as well as social participation. Adaptive and daily life skills include things like brushing teeth, toileting, opening containers, writing, and getting dressed. OTs can also help children who struggle with sensitivity to touch and clothing textures, light and sound sensitivity, as well as balance and body positioning in space.
We are dedicated to teaching students a way to functionally and socially communicate with others within centre and later in life. Experienced and qualified speech language therapists at Life Centre for Autism continue to develop their expertise in order to utilize the latest research and therapy techniques in evidenced based practice.
They have been trained to deliver services to address all areas of speech and language including receptive language, auditory processing, expressive language, pragmatic language and social communication, articulation, voice, and fluency disorders.
Since communication is an integral life skill, children are encouraged to express their wants, needs, thoughts, ideas, and feelings utilizing a total communication approach. Through a caring and supportive, yet challenging environment, therapy focuses on developing students’ relationships in order to achieve their full communication potential.
A Special Education Teacher educates children who face physical, mental, emotional, and learning disabilities. Our Special Education Teachers develop teaching plans according to students’ learning needs. They search for activities and resources that can be easily adapted to each child’s educational requirements. They also collaborate with occupational therapists, psychologists, and parents to help children develop and socialize.
Special Education Teacher job duties include:
Assessing children’s skills and learning requirements
Designing Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
Collaborating with parents to track students’ progress
Mastering social skills can be challenging for many children who have special needs. This can be the case if their difficulties lie within an intellectual disability, a language disorder, or autism.
Social skills are an important skill that can help your child succeed in all aspects of his life. From school to jobs and family relationships, social skills allow us to bond with others as well as make positive contributions to people in our environments. As your child grows, so does his social awareness and skills. However, for a child with special needs, learning social skills and forging new friendships can be stressful and scary.
Play therapy allows children with developmental and health disabilities to discover what physical and emotional strengths they have in relation to their disabilities. Play therapy may be directive or nondirective, emotionally or physically focused. Suggestions for specific activities are presented for providing play therapy for children with disabilities.
The Benefits of Play therapy
Play fosters social skills and improved behavior by teaching children how to better orient to person/place/time. This can then help facilitate body awareness, self control, resiliency, Causality, and problem solving; all needed for increased social communication and Executive Functioning competence.
We are the best BEHAVIORAL THERAPY centre in kottayam. From a research point of view, the most proven approach for children with autism remains behavioral therapy. While behavioral intervention sometimes seems meant only for overly rambunctious children who act out, that’s not the case. It’s also the main tool we have to develop social skills. Just as a varsity athlete continues to work to improve even when things are going well, a behavioral therapist acts like an athletic coach in polishing your child’s social abilities.
For starters, schools frequently move children into the mainstream quite early in their schooling. While that’s always the larger goal, it may mean too soon a shift away from intensive behavioral programs that support social growth. Children who receive ongoing therapy are more likely to fall into the small number of children who outgrow the diagnosis entirely; in the short term that can mean less time in mainstream or ‘inclusion style’ classrooms. More intervention now may mean more age-appropriate skills later, allowing an easier transition into the mainstream.
SENSORY INTEGRATION THERAPY
We are the best AUTISM centre in kottayam. Sensory integration therapy is based on the assumption that the child is either “over stimulated” or “under stimulated” by the environment. Therefore, the aim of sensory integration therapy is to improve the ability of the brain to process sensory information so that the child will function better in his/her daily activities.
Children and adults with autism, as well as those with other developmental disabilities, may have a dysfunctional sensory system. Sometimes one or more senses are either over- or under-reactive to stimulation. Such sensory problems may be the underlying reason for such behaviors as rocking, spinning, and hand-flapping. Although the receptors for the senses are located in the peripheral nervous system (which includes everything but the brain and spinal cord), it is believed that the problem stems from neurological dysfunction in the central nervous system–the brain. As described by individuals with autism, sensory integration techniques, such as pressure-touch can facilitate attention and awareness, and reduce overall arousal.