- Speech Therapy in the school is only provided for problems that
interfere with learning, so often children with articulation disorders
do not qualify for services.
- Outpatient/hospital based Speech Therapy can provide more intense
treatment which is crucial with disorders like stuttering, articulation
disorders or swallowing.
- Clinical occupational and physical therapy are based on a medical
model. They are based on the underlying medical cause of a child's
disability and we try to treat that medical cause and the symptoms.
- The purpose of occupational and physical therapy in school is to help the child function in the school setting so that he or she can benefit from the educational program. Therapy in school does not necessarily focus on the child's underlying medical problem.