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OT language therapy? Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17572 posts
3rd May '13

What do they do for children who go to therapy for language development?



I have a friend who is curious. She has a son who has been in speech therapy for two years but is wondering what they will do for him in language therapy?

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
3rd May '13

I've never heard of language therapy.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112401 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Drunk Blair Waldorf:" I've never heard of language therapy."


Same

Rach ϟ Slytherin 18 kids; Arkansas 1112 posts
3rd May '13

My son has been in speech therapy for 4 years and I've never heard language therapy mentioned.

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17572 posts
3rd May '13

K, thanks guys. She's confused too lol.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
3rd May '13

Never heard of it, but then again, to me OT would be occupational therapy, which would make me wonder if OT language therapy is meaning more focusing on the muscle structure and movement of the mouth instead of just the speech???

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
3rd May '13

It could be working on receptive language skills. That would be processing what is said and understanding it.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112401 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" Never heard of it, but then again, to me OT would be occupational therapy, which would make me wonder ... [snip!] ... if OT language therapy is meaning more focusing on the muscle structure and movement of the mouth instead of just the speech???"


that would make sense. Much like the therapy stroke patients are given

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" that would make sense. Much like the therapy stroke patients are given"</blockquote>



My son has apraxia/dyspraxia - stroke being acquired and developmental the other.



And he receives speech therapy to train his muscles how to make sounds so eventually he will be able to speak. He does receive OT but it's not OT language therapy. It's just plain speech therapy.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" that would make sense. Much like ... [snip!] ... so eventually he will be able to speak. He does receive OT but it's not OT language therapy. It's just plain speech therapy."


Our OT does the things like chew toys, biting exercises, etc.



Our SLP does it too, but focuses more on forming the mouth for words, etc.



I just couldn't figure out how else the "OT" of the title would fit in lol Unless maybe it's along the lines of body language??? Movement and positioning properly to social communication?

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:</b>" Our OT does the things like chew toys, biting exercises, etc. Our SLP does it too, but focuses more ... [snip!] ... fit in lol Unless maybe it's along the lines of body language??? Movement and positioning properly to social communication?"</blockquote>




The OT does that with mine too, but how does that fit into language therapy-sorry biting exercises, mouth exercises, chew toys...



I'm wondering if it's the social communication also.. That would make sense with an OT because they work on everyday skills for living.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112401 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" Our OT does the things like chew toys, biting exercises, etc. Our SLP does it too, but focuses more ... [snip!] ... fit in lol Unless maybe it's along the lines of body language??? Movement and positioning properly to social communication?"


Thats my sons OT also, lots of body awareness too.

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17572 posts
3rd May '13

Sorry guys, didn't mean to confuse anyone. She said she's going to call the doctor back tomorrow and ask more questions.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
4th May '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:</b>" Our OT does the things like chew ... [snip!] ... if it's the social communication also.. That would make sense with an OT because they work on everyday skills for living."


Because OT's also work on the muscle movements - sort of like a refined physio if you will. The chew things are sometimes used to focus certain muscles in the mouth to strengthen them for improved language (like curling the tongue a certain way, strength of thrust etc)



Or OT also has to do a lot extra because we have such limited resources, so her and the SLP really overlap.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:</b>" Because OT's also work on the muscle movements - sort of like a refined physio if you will. The chew ... [snip!] ... of thrust etc) Or OT also has to do a lot extra because we have such limited resources, so her and the SLP really overlap."</blockquote>



We haven't gotten that far in OT with my son. His OT does chew things, motor skills and works with the aug comm device getting him used to using it more for interaction. Maybe she will overlap with his SLP when he can make mouth movements in imitation better? Right now his SLP has to use a cotton swab stick thing and tongue depressed just to get him to keep his mouth open when he sticks his tongue out.