Speech & Language Therapy is a paramedical discipline that identify and treat children who present difficulties in communication, speech, language, voice and swallowing. Therefore, Speech & Language Therapy is for EVERYONE, as soon as communication disorders are observed.
Speech and Language Therapy can help in :
The Speech & Language Therapist conducts an assessment to highlight areas of expertise and areas of challenges, in a structured and substantiated way. This allows him to draw up a treatment plan that includes the short & long-term goals as well as the recommendations for schools & family members.
The aim of the Psychomotor Therapy is to support and aid the individual’s personal development. It considers each individual as a unity of physical, emotional and cognitive abilities.
The Psychomotor Therapist is interested in the person in his globality and he/she accompanies children and adolescents in the development of their psychomotor abilities and enhances their well-being.
At CEMEDIPP, the Psychomotor Therapy helps children and adolescents to:
In the Psychomotor Therapy, playing is a fundament tool for children to develop their imagination, dexterity, physical and cognitive abilities. Play also helps the therapist create a trustful relationship with the child without stress or constraint.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.
The aim of the Psychological Therapy is to explore behavior and mental processes, including perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, motivation, brain functioning, and personality. This extends to interaction between people, such as interpersonal relationships.
At CEMEDIPP, the psychologist helps children and adolescents with: learning and memory, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, thinking and language, personality and social behavior, intelligence, child development and much more.
Teachers play an important role in pinpointing a difficulty a child might be facing and consequently, referring him to a specialist for assessment/therapy.
At CEMEDIPP, the specialist will discuss, during the School/Teacher Consultation the concerns and questions regarding how a student is functioning within the classroom.
Strategies can also be provided to teachers as a part of the treatment plan of the child.
Many studies have shown that parent involvement in a child’s therapy has led to positive treatment outcomes. Parents have a very important influence on their children, therefore a good relationship based on trust between the therapist/centre and the parent can lead to great outcomes in the child’s therapy process.
At CEMEDIPP, the first step in the therapy process is an Initial Parents Consultation (that can take up to one hour). In this consultation, we’ll discuss the biggest needs the child is facing, his medical and developmental history, strengths, school history, family stressors and previous interventions/therapy. The recommendation of pursuing an assessment (and later on an intervention) is based on this initial consultation.
After the start of the intervention or at any time during the intervention process, a parent consultation might take place to discuss the therapy progress, goals, home program or any relevant aspect relating to the child's overall therapy treatment.