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Joint Therapy Sessions

Typically Speech and Language & Occupational Therapy

Age Range: 1-25 years

Designed for: Families

Joint sessions take place with both an Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Therapist, targeting the child’s needs in both areas. The Occupational Therapist generally focuses on the child’s regulation and attention, while the Speech and Language Therapist focusses on developing communication.

Joint Therapy Sessions can include:

  • Listening and focus
  • Following instructions
  • Auditory processing
  • Receptive language (e.g. following instructions, understanding words and what people are saying, etc.)
  • Expressive language (e.g. slow to start speaking, grammatical errors, limited spoken language, taking time to think of what they want to say, etc.)
  • Social skills (e.g. conversational skills, interaction with peers, playing with peers, taking turns, etc.)
  • Speech sounds (e.g. speech that is difficult to understand)
  • Stuttering/stammering (e.g. repetition of words, words feel stuck, etc.)
  • Phonological awareness (e.g. difficulty with rhyming, sound awareness, literacy, etc)
  • Physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional functioning
  • Self-care skills
  • Motor skills
  • Social skills
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Parent and caregiver education

Our Process

Step 1

Referral information is collected from parents/carers or school by our admin team and reviewed by our specialist clinicians.

Step 2

The assessment is conducted by a skilled therapist that will utilise a range of standardised assessments, informal observations, informal discussion with parent/carer or teaching staff. Assessment tools are selected by the therapist and are delivered at an appropriate level for the child or young person to access.

Step 3

The clinicians will provide feedback and recommendations for next steps where appropriate.