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What is a therapeutic intervention? What are the therapies included for children with learning disabilities?

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Ever wondered why therapeutic interventions are helpful along with schooling or academics?

For children who find it difficult to cope with their learning disability and even for those who can manage without but may get smarter with interventions. Yes, it’s true. An amalgamation of different therapies along with co-curricular and academics can prove to be a winning combination.

Therapeutic interventions are the treatments that help in building up the skills that are required for the day-to-day needs of a child who is facing challenges with his schooling. (Which is a part of his or her daily occupation)
Let’s look at some of the most promising evidence and research-based therapies.

Occupational therapy: Occupational therapists help children and adults cope with their disabilities by assessing the problem areas, enhancing the skills, and at the same time strengthening the stronger areas. In a school-based setup, the role of an Occupational therapist is to focus on the ability of the child to develop an attention span, Handwriting, ability to sit and attend, address any sensory needs if any, and coordination skills which can help him to participate in co-curricular activities.

Speech therapy: Speech therapists help children and adults to express, communicate by using different options of communication to help maximize the individual ability to its full potential. They also focus on swallowing, feeding, stuttering, social skills, ability to comprehend, ability to listen, and follow instructions.

Remedial education: This is provided by specially trained teachers. Special educators use different methods of teaching and make the learning least restrictive as possible. They also create different education plans according to a child’s needs.

What therapies are required for children with special learning needs?

Counselling and emotional support- psychologists offer different ways to support the children to address their (ADHD, learning disability) behaviours and handle emotions by using different modalities.

Co-Curricular modalities like Art in different forms, Music that is calming, Gym/ Physical education also contribute and therapeutically support the process of whole-brain integration.

What if you could get all of these under one roof?

The Aditya Birla Integrated School in Mumbai, which is one of the top schools, offers all of these under one umbrella. Not only that but the team of experts also includes one of the best child psychiatrists in the country.

The Aditya Birla Integrated School in Mumbai has proved to be the true pioneer in offering support and instilling confidence for children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and children with different abilities.

Author: Purvi Gandhi, Occupational Therapist and Intervention Coach
The Aditya Birla Integrated School

If you think, your child needs special education, please contact-

Please contact TABIS for more information on special learning curriculum and admissions,

The Aditya Birla Integrated School,
162-164, D.N. Road, Opposite CST Station.
Fort. Mumbai – 400 001.
Contact No.: +91 8828860611
Office Timing: 9:30am – 12:30pm

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