We have a team of highly experienced speech and language therapists, who use a variety of specialist techniques and their years of experience. We offer consultations followed by a comprehensive written programme for clients and their care teams to work on at home.
Before we conduct the evaluation session, we will send you a client history form so that we know as much as we can of the client's history that is relevant to your individual programme. During the consultation the therapist will carry out a full Oral Sensory Motor Therapy evaluation which will include appropriate TalkTools and PROMPT techniques. This will last about 2 hours.
The therapist will write you a personalised programme, it will be comprehensive but easy to read with step by step instructions. The activities and hierarchies are very prescriptive, so measuring success and progress is easy, and this progress will be reflected in an improvement in feeding and speech. The programmes work best if you are confident in carrying out the activities so if you are not sure, please ask. Our therapists are happy to help at all stages of the programme process.
You will require some therapy equipment to carry out your programme activities. This will need to be purchased once your personalised programme has been devised.
Oral Sensory Motor Therapy programme activities should be delivered daily, we recommend sessions are little and often, so a couple of 15 to 20 minute sessions per day is ideal. After about 4 to 6 months, the client will usually be ready for another consultation to update the programme plan.