Literacy involves the ability to:
• Read – decode and comprehend written words and texts;
• Spell; and
• Write – from single words to phrases/sentences as well as essays and stories.
Developing these skills requires a solid foundation of verbal language and later results in a cyclic relationship where improvements in either area enhances the other.
As children start school and progress through to adolescence and adulthood, literacy becomes a central aspect of their learning and communication.
Difficulties with literacy requires a team-based approach which should start with an in-depth assessment by a speech pathologist to identify areas of strengths and weakness in both verbal language and literacy. Following this, a plan should be made with input from the parents, teachers, speech pathologists and any other people working with the child (Occupational therapist, teacher’s aides, psychologist) to ensure that all the child’s needs are being met to improve their literacy and encourage ongoing development.
Work with a Developmental Therapist in the Gold Coast at Grow On Children’s Occupational Therapy
Working with a developmental therapist in Gold Coast is beneficial.
If you have concerns regarding your child’s development, you may wish to consider having them work with one of the therapists at Grow On Children’s Occupational Therapy. Our therapists work personally with each child to understand the type of developmental therapy they require.
Tips for Getting More Value Out of Our Developmental Therapist Sessions in the Gold Coast
Here are some great tips to get more value out of your child’s session with one of our therapists:
- Ask your child what they are learning or how they feel after a session
- Work with your child at home to encourage skill development
- Speak with your therapist about any questions or concerns you have about treatment
What Sets Grow On Children’s Occupational Therapy Apart Regarding a Developmental Therapist in the Gold Coast
We set ourselves apart in providing a developmental therapist in Gold Coast in the following ways:
- A full assessment, so your child receives accurate therapy sessions
- Friendly staff who always makes time to address your concerns
- Consistent reviews to ensure your child continues to excel
What You Stand to Lose if You Don’t Use Grown On Children’s Speech Therapy Services
As an authority on the developmental difficulties of children, our team understands the stress often associated with these types of issues. Our goal is to help your child grow and develop in a caring and nurturing environment.
For more information about our developmental therapist options in Gold Coast, please call us on 07 5578 2000 or go to our contact page to send us an enquiry.