If your child receives specialty services from multiple disciplines, you know how important it is for all therapists to work together collaboratively.
One unique aspect about Gambaru Corp is how the Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists work collaboratively throughout the day and often co treat clients. Clinicians at Gambaru make an effort to discuss cases and work together in order to enhance each other’s therapy. We recognize the importance of each other’s clinical experiences, and importance to be flexible within our sessions because every child is different.
When children have a combination of sensory processing difficulties, feeding difficulties and communication difficulties collaborating can provide numerous benefits. By providing sensory processing therapy during speech language sessions a child can experience increased attention and improved body awareness. Children have been observed to have increased sound production from providing vestibular such as swinging and proprioceptive input such as jumping on a trampoline. The Speech Pathologist can help the Occupational Therapist learn how to increase verbal and nonverbal communication by adapting activities and presentation of questions. More so both professions have areas that overlap including but not limited to joint attention, feeding and executive functioning.
Like our clinic, this blog will be a collaboration of both Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists to help provide specialized insight to various difficulties and disorders that children experience. Together we will explore topics considering both professions’ points of view, because as they say “IT TAKES A VILLAGE!”