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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Msz, Jan 18, 2011.
Has he got an OT and SaLT referral?
Yes but not sure how much he sees his OT anymore. It's not as regular as it was before he started school.
Im sure he does have a salt referral yes but im not completely sure what it is)
They should be able to suggest exercises and targets
SaLT means speech and language therapist - should be able to help with both improving speech and helping/easing communication with him, if he is very unintelligible. Re the shoes, you may not want to make a big deal out of it but a good idea for any complex/sequenced task is to break it down into smaller components and get the child to just do a very small part of this, either at the beginning, to start the task off or at the end to finish it off -if gets very confident and seems ready you can then gradually extend. Think this is known as forward and backward chaining but you must do it all the time as a teacher for other tasks!
As a parenthaving done both gross and fine motor groups, the ot's say not to do anything for them . Simple games where skills are practised are a step in right direction.