The Joint Multidisciplinary Approach
At Foundations First we work across our professional boundaries, using our individual expertise to work together directly with your child. This joint approach combines a range of skills from both disciplines, to create a unique environment tailored to the individual needs of your child.
Occupational therapy applies specialist knowledge and understanding of the sensory systems, as well as physical, cognitive, and emotional development, to maximise a child's engagement, achievement and independence. Intervention aims to gain the functional skills in play, motor skills development, self-care and socialising in the home and wider environment. These skills are necessary for the child to participate in their daily life.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy addresses specific aspects of development and communication, including how we understand and use words to communicate. To be a successful communicator requires the child not only to develop language skills, but also to have acquired many early foundation skills such as engagement, attention, and sensory processing. These skills are essential for development, function, and learning. Frequently, speech and language/communication difficulties are combined with other skill challenges, such as sensory processing and motor coordination
At Foundations First, we value the joint therapy approach. This allows us to draw on the specialist knowledge from both professional fields, to fully appreciate your child’s strengths and challenges and understand how they function holistically.
Benefits of Joint Working