Smile Child development centre

Therapies & disorder

Therapies

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is training to help children with speech and language problems to speak more clearly. It is useful for children who speak late or has stammering, stuttering, articulation problems.

Psychotherapy​

Psychotherapy or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient's mobility, function, and well-being. It is very useful for children with cerebral palsy, spasticity, paralysis etc.

Neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT)

Neurodevelopmental therapy is a client‐centred, hands‐on, 'problem solving approach'. It is used in the management and treatment of children who have disorders of function, movement or postural control because of damage in their central nervous system.

ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) for autism

ABA or applied behavioural analysis therapy involves instruction plan which breaks down each of skills into small, concrete steps. The therapist teaches each step one by one, from simple (e.g. imitating single sounds) to more complex (e.g. carrying on a conversation).

ADL (Activities of Daily Living) & Life Skills development

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) refer to a series of basic or routine activities performed by individuals on a daily basis in order to take care of ourselves, and assist with independent living at home or in the community.

Sensory Integration (SI)

Sensory-integration (SI) therapies involve activities that are believed to organize the sensory system by providing vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, and tactile inputs. Brushes, swings, balls, and other specially designed therapeutic or recreational equipment are used to provide these inputs.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy means the use of particular activities as an aid to recuperation from physical or mental illness.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy, also referred to as guided hypnosis, is a form of psychotherapy that uses relaxation, extreme concentration, and intense attention to achieve a heightened state of consciousness or mindfulness.

Early Intervention Therapy/Infantile Stimulation Therapy

Infant stimulation/Early intervention therapy is a process of providing supplemental sensory stimulation in any or all of the sensory modalities (visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, olfactory, gustatory) to an infant as a therapeutic intervention.

Cochlear implant Rehabilitation/Auditory training

Auditory training/post cochlear implant rehabilitation is an intervention method used in rehabilitative audiology that aims to help individuals with hearing loss use their residual hearing maximally.

Play therapy

Play therapy is a form of counselling or psychotherapy in which play is used as a means of helping children express or communicate their feelings.

Group therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which patients meet to describe and discuss their problems.

Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapy is focused on human behaviour and looks to eradicate unwanted or maladaptive behaviour.

Dance Movement Therapy​

Dance/movement therapy, usually referred to simply as dance therapy or DMT, is a type of therapy that uses movement to help individuals achieve emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration.

Counselling​

Counselling is a process that involves a trained counsellor helping an individual to find ways to work through and understand their problems.

Visual Rehabilitation​

Vision rehabilitation (often called vision rehab) is a term for a medical rehabilitation to improve vision or low vision.

Family Support & Education

Family Education & Support helps families access a broad array of supports and services, including formal supports and informal supports (such as parent-to-parent connections) and a community system of services that promote the well-being of families and their children with special needs.

Disorder