Services

Quality speech therapy services to your home.

Assessment

Depending on the age and language level of your child, assessment materials may vary. For children below 3 years of age, or if your child’s language level is low, an informal assessment would be conducted to assess your child’s pre-verbal skills, play level and social pragmatic capabilities. This would be done through the use of play materials, in a safe and fun manner to engage your child. This serves to highlight your child’s strengths and weaknesses to the therapist and parents. For children above 3 years of age, a formal assessment would be conducted. This formal assessment serves to accurately identify specific language areas that your child may have difficulties with. As every child may have different pockets of difficulties, this assessment ensures that our approach is specially catered to your child’s needs and areas of concern.

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Home-Based Therapy

Why home-based intervention? A common complaint by parents of children with speech and language difficulties: “My child can do the activity here with you, but refuses to do it at home with us!” This occurs as the child is used to having things go his way at home. Thus, your child would naturally refuse to attend to new demands there. A therapy session at home will allow the speech therapist to teach the child to follow the adult’s lead, and get used to following instructions within the home setting. As home is where the child spends much of his time, the implementation of home-based therapy is pivotal in helping the child reduce blocking behaviours, preparing him to learn in an optimal manner.

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School/ Online Therapy

For logistical purposes, or due to location (overseas), some parents may prefer to do therapy at the child's school or online. School/ outdoor-based therapy is useful to promote generalisation of behaviour and learnt language skills by bringing it outside the child's home environment. Online therapy- Some countries may not be able to provide quality speech therapy services. Speech Bubbles provides therapy sessions through Skype/ Google Hangouts for children with language difficulties/ stuttering. Children that have behavioural difficulties are not recommended to do online sessions. However, our speech therapists can provide online consultation for parents for such cases. The goal is to help parents with strategy implementation and training.

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It is through play that children learn how to interact in their environment, discover their interests, and acquire cognitive, motor, speech, language, and social-emotional skills (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007)

A home-based therapy approach would allow our speech therapist to:

- Modify the environment to optimise learning for your child - Modify your child’s behaviours (at home) to optimise learning for your child - Implement structure and organisation of the room and toys to fit your child’s needs - Using the child’s toys for therapy to promote continuity of therapy - Consider the regulation needs of your child and to identify materials and items at home that can be used to help with regulation.

Parent training

Parent training is integral in our approach. Therapy is most effective when it is generalised into daily use and practice. Parent training will ensure that therapy for your child is not exclusive to therapy sessions with our speech therapist, but continued with the help of parents and caregivers on a daily frequency. Parents are our partners in the process of therapy. Goals will be jointly discussed and elaborated by our speech therapist. Our speech therapist will also provide parents with ideas for implementing speech and language goals into daily routines. Homework tasks will be given to reinforce what was previously learnt during therapy sessions. This continuity is the ideal model for effective therapy and learning.

Partner Occupational Therapist (Guo Hua Therapy Services)

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable children to participate and find their potential in everyday activities at home, in school and in community environments. These activities include self-care of daily activities, play, going to school and being part of a family at home. ​Our occupational therapists assess each child's vital skills such as balance, muscle tone and strength, body awareness, fine motor, motor planning, visual perception and visual motor integration, sensory integration, behaviour. Recommendation of adaptive strategies, equipment and technology that will facilitate independence in everyday living are then prescribed based on each individual's needs. ​ Enquire with us or visit their site at: www.guohuatherapyandconsultation.com