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Applied Behavior Analysis
Special education is the practice of educating students in a way that addresses their individual needs and differences. This process involves the systematically monitored and individually planned arrangement of teaching procedures, materials and adapted equipment, and accessible settings.
Special Education is designed to help individuals with special needs to achieve a higher level of personal success and self-sufficiency in their school and in their community which may not be available if the student were given access to general classroom education.
Special education includes learning disabilities like:
- autism spectrum disorders
- Emotional and behavioral disorders
- Communication disorders like ADHD
- developmental disabilities such as intellectual disability
some physical disabilities such as osteogenesis imperfecta, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, Friedreich’s ataxia and many other disabilities. Students with these kinds of disabilities are likely to get the advantage of other educational services such as use of technology, different approaches of teaching and a specifically adapted teaching area.
In occupational therapies:
- We have to change the child physical ability and confidence in their fine motor, grass motor balancing and coordination activities.
- As an OT we will use our knowledge, Critical thinking and hands-on skills to help others.
Sensory processing dysfunction or Sensory Integration is basically over and/or under-sensitivity to light, sound, smell, taste, or touch.
It has long been described as a one of the symptoms of autism. These sensory issues became a part of the diagnosis, usually described as “Hyper or hyporeactivity to sensory input and unusual interests in sensory aspects of the environment. For example, apparent indifference to temperature, pain and unfavourable response to specific sounds or textures, excessive touching or smelling of objects, visual fascination with movement or lights.”
Children with autism and in addition to having challenges in other areas, are also under-sensitive or hypersensitive to noise, touch, light. They may be sometimes unable to stand with the sound of a dishwasher and on other extreme they even injure themselves to be fully aware of their bodies. These sensory differences sometimes called as “sensory processing dysfunction or disorder”. They may be treatable with this sensory integration therapy.
Sensory processing involves taking in information through senses of body such as smell, taste, touch, movement, hearing, vision and to organize and interpret that information and thus make a meaningful response. Children who have this Sensory Processing Disorder do not experience these kind of interactions in the same way. Sensory Processing Disorder affects the way the children brains interpret the information that comes in and how they respond with motor, emotional and some other reactions. Some children with autism feel as if they are being constantly pounded with sensory information.
Sensory integration therapy is an essentially a form of occupational therapy and in general, it is offered by specially trained occupational therapists in our Butterfly Therapy Center. They involve in specific sensory activities to help a child appropriately respond to touch, smells, sound, lights and other input.
- Strengthening the muscles in the mouth jaw and neck.
- Making clear speech sound.
- Matching emotions with correct facial expression
- Understanding body language
- Responding to questions
- Matching a picture with its meaning
- Modulating tone of Voice
Activity of Daily Living Skills
Activities of Daily Living, also called as Self Care Skills, play a major role in a child’s overall independence, confidence and functional growth.
These skills include the child’s ability to feed themselves using utensils appropriately and to perform personal hygiene like bathing, toileting activities. Problems in this area may be due to an underlying problem, which may include impaired Sensory Integration or diminished Fine Motor or Upper Body Coordination. Some children may also exhibit poor motor planning which affects their ability to time, grade and sequence motor activities. We can break these down further into Personal Activities of Daily Living, which are the things we do every day such as bathing, dressing, feeding ourselves etc. To be able to perform ADL’s more independently and effectively, demand skills in multiple areas like:
- Gross Motor in order to stay sitting or squatting while using the toilet and lift up a leg to put on pants or trousers.
- Fine Motor in order to hold a spoon and eating food without spilling, undo a zipper.
- Communication Skills.