Any early intervention and therapy programs which are activities based and are exploratory & experiential in nature attain higher efficacies in helping a child with special education needs to develop his/ her skills and fostering higher order thinking skills as well, required to overcome learning challenges. Creative and arts therapies are more effective for children with mood disorders, personality issues and emotional disturbances.
As every child is unique, all therapy programs are holistic, highly personalised, ensuring that only appropriate activities are adjusted and provided to fit the needs of every child under our guidance.
Preschoolers before heading to primary level educations who are taking a longer time to meet standard development milestones may consider early intervention programs (EIPs) to improve on overall abilities and skills. Neuronal connectivity network and its sophistication of a child grows at the fastest rate from birth to the age of six. These connectivity lay the foundation of everyone’s process and skills. Besides developing the child brain’s executive functions (defined as working memory, self-regulation, cognitive flexibility), holistic EIPs also foster your child’s skills in paying attention, curiosity, imagination, speech and language, problem solving, communication, social interaction, critical thinking, creativity and confidence.
The highly personalised activities are intensive and learning targets are unique and specific to every different child ensuring that your child would be able to hit the developmental milestones after the EIPs.
Educational therapists are teachers with additional knowledge and skills in addressing and guiding children with special education needs who may have learning difficulties in language literacy & communication, attention, numeracy literacy, emotional, social, behavioral, memory, problem solving, critical thinking and imagination. Some children may have global developmental delay inconveniencing physical development, neuronal development and psychology development.
Yet every child has a different learning style. Educational therapist will study and understanding comprehensively the learning difficulties and disorders encountered by the child before preparing a highly personalised holistic therapy program to prioritise and develop the necessary skills in the child habitually to overcome the difficulties and challenges.
Speech and language therapists focus on assisting a child to overcome communication difficulties or disorders. Besides the common communication difficulties such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, a child may face other issues such as expressing thoughts, social interacting, speech production, stuttering, composition writing, punctuation, formation of sentences and comprehension, articulation fluency and voice disorder etc.
The various tools and techniques that our speech and language therapists use, not only help your child in developing skills but also enhance self esteem and confidence.
Cognitive skills are highly related to physical motor and sensory skills as well. Our occupational therapists focus on improving physical functional abilities relating to gross & fine motor coordination skills, sensory processing, handwriting skills, balancing responses, visual-motor integration and daily activities. Occupational therapy in fact improves individual’s independence as the child develop skills to overcome the functional difficulties and complete the task by himself/ herself. This will enhance the confidence and self esteem in him/ her as well.
Counseling and psychotherapy though different, have high efficacy in helping a child, parent and family to cope with difficult circumstances or behavioral, emotional, attitude and personality issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorder, anger management, self esteem, trauma, ADHD’s impulsivity, fear & phobias, eating disorders, social disorder, selective mutism, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) etc. Some of the psychological disorders are caused by various stressors encountered by the person.
Counseling and psychotherapy are therapeutic interactions between a counselor or psychologist and a child, parent or family that help children and families understand and resolve issues, modify behavior, and make positive changes in their lives.
Creative and arts therapies are art-based activities that are non-verbal and utilise symbols, poetry, sand, music and dance to effectively help a person in channeling their thoughts and emotions through artistic expression. These therapies, not only highly beneficial for those facing difficulties in expressing their feelings verbally, they could also reduce emotional disturbances, anxiety and depressed moods, thus improving self esteem & confidence, reconcile inner conflicts, helping emotional regulation, promote self identity/ awareness & reality orientation, and improve social & communication skills.
Musical ability increases the size of corpus callosum as well as frontal, temporal and motor areas of the brain. Music therapy enhances mentalisation and access to emotional attunement for individuals as it also synchronises the frontal activity with the posterior activity. Hence, it has been able to modulate mood and emotion in individual.