What We Offer

WHAT WE OFFER

At POTS, you'll find dedicated occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and a dietitian who will carry out an in-depth assessment of each child's individual needs and design a specific treatment programme to address any difficulties.

We Offer:


POTS THERAPY


1. Occupational Therapy for children with sensory processing difficulties (neurodevelopmental) from a few months old to 16 years to help them  with:

    • Visual perception skills (from simple recognition of basic colours/shapes to complex skills such as form constancy, visual memory sequencing, figure-ground discrimination, spatial orientation)

 

    • Visual-Motor Integration (from simple building blocks and copying simple lines/strokes on paper to managing more complex patterns in preparation for writing skills)

 

    • Fine motor skills (from simple hand functions such as picking up small items to writing and other complex skills),

 

    • Gross motor skills (from early milestones to complex praxis skills including following instructions, mounting equipment, and doing sports with other same-aged)

 

    • Independence levels in personal/domestic self-help skills such as potty training, studying, coaching, organisation skills, cooking skills, and community skills such as money management 

 

    • Attention (we offer individualised regulation sessions and the Alert program)

 

2. Occupational Therapy for adolescents to help them with:

 

    • age-related matters such as the speed of writing/typing, studying, friendships, emotion regulation, and also doing assessments to confirm/refute whether there is a need for MATSEC access arrangements


3. Speech Therapy to ages up to 16 years to help them with: 

 

    • communication skills
    • speech development 
    • language development
    • oral motor development 
    • social skills (individual sessions and individualized groups)

 

4. Joint OT/Speech Therapy service to children who need both services

 

Note: If a child would have an existing therapy service already, we work with the existing therapist/s and offer the therapy that is not being provided.  The joint service helps those kids who cannot function well without sensory input before ‘concentration-time’ hence we plan our sessions to have a regulation session with the OT prior to speech therapy.  Joint work ensures that the child achieves his/her maximal potential.

 

5. Food clinic

 

    • OT, speech therapist + dietitian – all professionals are SOS trained – At POTS we assess and treat children who are picky eaters and problematic feeders.

 

6. Dietitian service

 

    • The dietitian offers assessments and consultation sessions to children and parents to guide and monitor them with their nutritional intake. Assistance to families with regards to which recipes are best to meet the nutritional requirements is also provided.

 

7. Sensory Integration 


Our qualified therapists also use a sensory approach in their practice.  This is based on Sensory Integration knowledge, which aims to address;

 

    • Sensory Modulation challenges (Regulation and attention type difficulties e.g. when a child overreacts to touch s/he may be very aware of the label in the back of his/her clothes, when a child is distressed with concerts, outings or break times.  Other behaviours that might be an indication of modulation difficulties may be refusing to keep shoes or uniform on, flapping hands, or withdraw from group work.  When a child is dysregulated, the attention gets affected)
    • Sensory Discrimination and perceptual challenges (Difficulties in this area would make a child struggle to interpret subtle differences in the sense. For example, being able to feel two different points of touch that are close together; this is useful when we are doing things like doing up buttons. The brain also has difficulty with giving meaning to the information it is receiving. If these problems are with proprioception or touch a person can seem clumsy, or use too much or too little force when doing things. People with visual perceptual problems may have difficulties with finding objects in cluttered environments, or finding a word on a page)
    • Vestibular-Bilateral Functional challenges (Difficulty with balance and difficulties with coordinating two sides of the body).
    • Praxis (Difficulty with ideation, motor planning, and execution. People with dyspraxia often look clumsy or awkward in their movements.)

 

We pride ourselves with qualified therapists as well as with evidence-based practice.


POTS EDUCATION


We are now offering one on one literacy lessons for children with difficulties in reading, spelling and writing sentences/essays. This service is for children with learning difficulties, dyslexia and dyscalculia.



POTS YOGA


We are now offering Yoga lessons to kids and parents to promote mind and body relaxation.  The lessons include meditation too!




 

Dietitian
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