SP.OT Co-Treatment (Speech therapy & Occupational Therapy delivered together)
Speech/OT Co-Treatment (SP.OT) is an extremely effective treatment option particularly for children on the autism spectrum or for those with sensory processing difficulties.
An Occupational Therapist trained in sensory integration can provide meaningful strategies for children who have sensory difficulties. These strategies can help regulate a child's central nervous system so they may better access their environment for learning new skills. Some children exhibit behaviors related to dysregulation that interfere with goal implementation and acquisition because they are not clearly understanding/interpreting their environment (sounds, smells, touch). An OT can help with sensory integration so that speech goals can be better accessed and other OT goals addressed in the therapy session.
**Please note that co-treatment is not always the best option. Co-treatment will only be utilized to improve therapy and not to provide less service to a child.