Spectrum opens a world of communication to you and your child. Our highly specialized team of experienced therapists work in partnership with you and your child. We work with children and families with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other children with social communication difficulties to provide innovative, specialised services to develop communication skills.
We work with young children who have little or no speech, those whose speech is delayed or not developing well, literacy problems, and with children and adolescents for whom social communication and social thinking is the biggest challenge. Our therapy is highly individualized to meet the changing needs of your child. Together we will develop a program tailored to meet individual needs.
We work with you and your child in individual sessions, in small groups or in larger intensive social groups. We will also consult with you about your child’s strengths and weaknesses (or areas of difficulty/challenges) to ensure that we have a deep understanding. To ensure that we have a complete picture of your child we will also use information gathered from other professionals who know your child, including teachers, psychologists, doctors and other members of your child’s team.
We work in partnership with you, your family and your child’s team to help develop the child’s fullest potential in the world of home, preschool, school and community. As your child’s world expands beyond home and family, we help them to learn, to play, to interact, and communicate to their full potential.
We provide a comprehensive assessment of your child’s communication skills. This assessment may cover a number of the following areas:
- articulation ( the clarity of your child’s speech)
- receptive language (what your child understands of spoken language)
- expressive language (your child’s use of sentences and grammar)
- pragmatic language (how your child uses language in a social context)
- play skills
- literacy and phonological skills (the developmental of reading, writing and spelling skills)
- fluency of speech
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER TO OPEN THE WORLD OF COMMUNICATION FOR YOU & YOUR CHILD