Our team of staff at Connections Therapy Centers is composed of a group of highly talented individuals who use a variety of methods when communicating to children with special needs. Every child is different and has their certain ways of expressing themselves to others. Our therapists do an excellent job at determining the bests ways to communicate with each child. Here are some of those methods that are proven to be effective.
This is something that virtually everyone enjoys. Music has been shown to be highly effective in communicating to children with special needs. For those children who struggle to communicate verbally, music can be a great solution. It will allow them to communicate with others without the usage of words. Music can also be inspirational for children. It can help encourage children to try out new things and step outside of their comfort zone.
Children are creative by nature and have wild imaginations. Give a child some crayons or markers, and you may be amazed what they can create. In addition to music, art is a great way for some kids to communicate without needing to use words. There are virtually no boundaries when it comes to art. For this reason, it appeals to many children. In many instances, children with special needs will become frustrated for not being able to do certain things. However, when it comes to art, it is impossible to be right or wrong.
Most kids love the opportunity to get up and move around. Dance can be beneficial for getting a child to focus and pay attention. Also, various movements will help a child with special needs develop necessary motor skills they may be lacking in.
Sometimes all a child needs is a little incentive or encouragement. This applies to all children and not just ones with special needs. We at Connections Therapy, always give the kids a tremendous amount of support. By doing so, it helps motivate children to take on difficult situations.
The Connections Therapy Center
The Connections Therapy Center serves families of children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs. We are a team of experts in the fields of pediatric speech, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and behavioral sciences. As a team, we offer intensive hands-on therapy for children and adolescents, as well as informative and useful resources for families. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help your family, visit us online or give us a call at (202) 561-1110 (Washington, D.C. office) or (301) 577-4333 (Lanham office). Want to get more information on how to help your child thrive? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.