Communication is a fundamental human skill, and a building block upon which we scaffold other life skills. Speech therapy assesses and addresses communication challenges in order to improve speech.
Speech Therapy provides consultation, comprehensive diagnostic assessment, and treatment services to increase the likelihood of success in the classroom, making and keeping relationships, literacy, and academic skill sets. Interventions are provided through individual sessions, small group therapy, in-class intervention, or teletherapy as the child needs.
Skills and Focus Areas
- Language Development
- Expressive Communication
- Oral Motor Skills
- Feeding and Chewing
- Non-Verbal Communication
- Social Thinking
- Use of AAC
- Social Skills
Speech therapy exercises and activities are provided according to the child’s unique needs through customized program plans, strategies, and activities for the child on how to generalize the learned skills at home.
Our qualified therapist uses a variety of treatment strategies and approaches like Oral Placement Therapy (OPT), Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Makaton signs, Social stories, Colorful semantics for developing speech and language skills.
"My daughter is really happy at Widad."
My daughter is really happy at Widad. Widad offers a unique environment for the kids that instills a passion in them. They allow them to be creative and flexible. Kids are allowed to be kids. I really love the importance they give on the whole rounded development of the children. Woodwork, yoga, cooking, arts and music are as important as academics, which I believe helps in channeling a lot of the creative energy children are naturally blessed with.
Mrs. Geethu Sandeep - Parent
"Strongly recommend for occupational therapy."
I strongly recommend Divya for occupational therapy. I have interviewed with various occupational therapists after our class teacher raised her concerns about sensory needs of my child. I found Divya’s approach very professional, comforting, to the point and far from being commercial. During our sessions she has given us very constructive feedback and she was always very responsive to my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable with her and my son has established a very strong bond.
"It’s a galaxy-wide difference!"
Everything is done that the kids can grow independently, master their own day to day needs. This is actually what makes a difference to us. My son’s speech is much better, his behaviour is much better, his social interaction is fantastic, when you compare two years back to now, it’s a galaxy-wide difference!
"Widad is a happy place."
We have been with Widad for a long time and I can surely tell that "Widad is a happy place." The children love it and the staff is so helpful and compassionate to the children. We visit the school for after school therapy, the Occupational Therapist Divya is simply great. She knows exactly what to do to make the child progress. Three cheers to all.
Mrs. Aanal Shah - Parent