Total Communication provides an array of activities and programmes for our children that encounter speech and language difficulty, literacy and numeracy difficulty, behavioural challenges or a co-morbid of presenting issues. We believe that there is not one programme fits all as each child has their own strengths and challenging areas. We aim to give the best approach for each child through combining and adjusting certain strategies that best fits their needs. Holistically, our programmes serve under these 3 touch points. We hope to provide a holistic learning experience for our children where they can learn and thrive the best.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) specialise in the development, nuances, and impairments of all aspects of communication and language learning. With training grounded in communication and language development,
SLPs are uniquely positioned to understand and foresee the implications to one’s overall quality of life when the developmental processes involved with these areas don’t go according to plan. Whether it’s working directly, liaising with teachers, parent training, or any combination of these, an individualised program supporting your child’s particular strengths and challenges can achieve gains for them and the way they interact with their world.
In consult with you and other professionals involved in your child’s case, the Speech Language Pathologist will implement an assessment and treatment plan to maximise potential and reach goals. Our Speech Language Pathologists are well sought after for services provided both at schools and individual families.
Difficulties in child involving SLPs include:
Speech and articulation disorders (unclear sounds)
Central auditory processing disorder (when the brain can’t hear)
Language disorders (delayed language development or language impairment)
Communication disorders (autism spectrum disorder)
Fluency Disorder (stuttering and stammering)
Educational Therapists play a special and unique role in our centre. With a background knowledge of typical development and typical learning, our Educational Therapists are specifically trained by our therapy team to understand the underlying neurological and cognitive factors that lead to learning difficulties faced by our clients.
By looking deeper into processing and cognition, we provide a more comprehensive service than traditional tutoring, which simply aims at reteaching content missed by the student in school. Whether it’s working with students identified as at-risk of having academic difficulties, or with students who have attention-related issues (e.g. ADHD) that cause gaps in learning, our Educational Therapists work with other therapeutic disciplines and teachers for a perfect solution.
Rather than ‘reteaching’ class work, the goal of Educational Therapy is to increase resilience and processing used for literacy and numeracy so your child can learn independently and self-esteem flourishes. With those facing attention-related difficulties, our Educational Therapists take them through cognitive training that facilitates self-organisation, planning and reflecting – skills that no amount of medication can provide!
Difficulties faced by child involving Educational Therapy include:
Math struggles (Dyscalculia)
Literacy difficulties (Dyslexia)
Attention difficulties (ADHD, or Executive Function Deficiency)
Occupational Therapists look deeply into the underlying process involved with physical, sensory and cognitive functions that allow one to actively participate in their life. With insight into how these systems typically develop, an Occupational Therapist can understand difficulties that come up when developmental problems occur, and the impact these have on one’s quality of life. With emphasis on looking beyond the observable behaviour to see the impact of underlying processing, the Occupational Therapy can make long term meaningful change to maximise your child’s engagement with the world around them. The Occupational Therapist works with you and your child, and other professionals involved, to assess and implement therapy aimed at helping your child develop the processing skills they need to actively function in their lives.
Difficulties faced by child involving Occupational Therapy include:
Motor Apraxia (Motor planning disorders)
Sensory Integration disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Zones Programme for Self-regulation and attention