Who are we
Litz special need center for children with special needs located in Coimbatore. We provide client-centric and evidence based therapy, intervention and educational services in a manner which is accessible, comprehensive and cost-effective. Litz special need center provide direct services to children and families with a variety of developmental conditions such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disability, Delayed milestone development, down syndrome, handwriting dysfunction, developmental coordination disorder, sensory integration dysfunction, for children with special needs Litz conducts ongoing individualized therapy, Social Skill group handwriting groups and parent education and training. Litz offers a wide range of services under one roof. Litz special need centre specially designed to Bridge the gaps in the developmental history of a child. Our services include Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), Physiotherapy (PT), special education, Sensory Integration (SI), Handwriting facilitation and an early intervention program. In addition we are running the preschool to provide school readiness program, School based intervention, classroom supports for children with special needs and making them to include in the formal education al curriculum.
Our team delivered early intervention for children using a multi-disciplinary approach. Litztoz team consists of specialist therapist, experienced teachers, occupational therapist, speech therapist and special educator within the litztoz network. We have a comprehensive range of standard assessment, observation and structured program together to cater a wide range of needs. The team of professionals collaborates to conduct assessment and develop individualized programs for each child. The programs also planned with family involvement in mind us there participation is important in facilitating the child progress. We work in a large range of child friendly clinic designed specially for therapy process. Our therapist work in close collaboration with multi discipline team and family address the needs of of the children that we see.
Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people who struggle to do everyday tasks because of poor motor skills. For kids, that includes tasks that are part of learning and functioning well at school. OT works on the skills kids need to do the things they struggle with, from zipping their coat to writing and typing.
What Is Occupational Therapy
OT is a treatment that works to improve fine and gross motor skills and motor planning. It can also help kids who struggle with self-regulation and sensory processing. The therapy is tailored to a child’s specific needs. Before it begins, an occupational therapist (an OT) looks at a child’s strengths and challenges, and the tasks that child has trouble with. The OT will then create a program of activities for the child to work on. Here are examples of the tasks and skills OTs might focus on:
- Self-care routines like getting dressed (fine motor skills and motor planning)
- Writing and copying notes (fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination)
- Holding and controlling a pencil, using scissors (fine motor skills, motor planning)
- Throwing and catching (gross motor skills like balance and coordination)
- Organizing a backpack (motor planning, organization skills)
- Reacting to sensory input (self-regulation skills)
OT consists of exercises and activities to build specific skills that are weak. For example, if a child has very messy handwriting, therapy may include multisensory techniques to help with handwriting. If a child struggles with focus, the therapist might have that child do full-body exercises before sitting down to do homework. The earlier a child starts OT, the more effective it tends to be. Being able to do basic tasks can also help build up kids’ self-esteem and confidence, which can drop when they are struggling, especially in front of their peers. Kids who struggle with motor skills tend to be uncoordinated and are often clumsy. Being seen as “different” can put them at risk of being bullied and make them feel like victims. Talk to your child about the strengths that can come from challenges. You can also download growth mindset worksheets to help your child be optimistic about improvement.
How OT Can Help With Specific Challenges
Kids with certain challenges often need OT. One condition that impacts motor skills is developmental coordination disorder (sometimes called dyspraxia.) There are a number of activities therapists might use to help improve skills. One exercise for fine motor skills might be for kids to pick up items with tweezers. To help with hand-dominance, kids may practice cutting out things with scissors. To build gross motor skills, kids may do jumping jacks, catch balls of different sizes, or run obstacle courses. Learn more about how OTs work with kids who need help with motor skills. OT can also be a big help for kids who have trouble with sensory processing. When kids struggle to process sensory information, they may overreact or underreact to things they hear, see, taste, touch, or smell. That can lead kids to have meltdowns or become hyperactive. In this case, therapists might design a sensory diet. This plan is a series of physical activities and accommodations tailored to give kids the sensory input they need. OTs may also use heavy work to help kids who seek or avoid certain kinds of sensory input. Occupational therapy may also help kids with other challenges like dyslexia, visual processing issues, executive functioning issues, and dysgraphia.
Speech and Language therapy
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) work with children who may have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. They will show you ways to support your child’s communication or feeding skills.
The development of communication involves many skills including:
- Social interaction
- Movement of the mouth and speech
- Understanding language
- How to express themselves
These may be the focus of your child’s speech and language therapy.
Communication skills change as we grow – babies cry, while older children can be more specific in their communication. There are many ways to communicate including the use of:
- Gestures and Signs
- Photos, Pictures and Symbols
- Specialised communication aids
What a speech and language therapist does
The speech and language therapist aims to work jointly with you to: talk with you about your concerns regarding your child’s communication or eating, drinking and swallowing. assess your child’s strengths and needs in the areas of communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. provide opportunities, such as one-to-one or group therapy with other children or parent support groups, to help with development of your child’s communication. set short and long-term goals link with other relevant services, for example, hearing assessments or assistive technology to enhance communicative abilities if required. liaise with schools and teachers where appropriate to support language development and school curriculum.
Sensory integration is a therapy-based intervention, which people usually do with an occupational therapist. For example, an occupational therapist might design and implement an individual program of sensory experiences for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sensory integration therapy is for people who have sensory integrative dysfunction, or who have trouble understanding sensory input. This might include children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sensory integration therapy is used to help children learn to use all their senses together – that is, touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. It’s claimed that this therapy can improve the challenging behaviour that’s caused by difficulties with processing sensory information. Most people experience events that stimulate more than one sense at the same time. For example, when we read a book, we see the words on the page, we hear the pages turning, and we feel the book in our hands. We might even be able to smell the book if it’s old or dusty. We take in all this varied sensory information and combine it to give us a clear understanding of the world around us. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can have trouble combining sensory information in this way. The idea of sensory integration therapy is to use physical activities and exercises to help children learn to interpret and use sensory information more effectively.
Handwriting is one of the most complex skills that is learnt and taught. It requires motor, sensory, perceptual, praxis and cognitive functions, and the integration of these functions. When the complex nature of this skill is considered, it comes as little surprise that many children experience difficulty in mastering this area. When an occupational therapist observes that a child referred to the service is having difficulty with handwriting, it becomes necessary for the therapist to administer procedures to identify the strengths and weaknesses that will then become the basis for a remedial programme. We teach the easiest skills first, and then build on prior knowledge. All letters are taught in small groups of similar formation. Children master the easier letter groups, and then move to the more difficult letters groups. We incorporate stages of learning from imitation to copying to independent writing We help children develop their writing skills through explicit, multisensory, play-based instruction Children move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn the habits and skills essential for writing. We use music to speak to children and promote movement and memory.
Group therapy gives therapists an opportunity to see how kids relate to one another in a group setting. For kids struggling with social interaction, poor social skills, or inattentiveness, the group setting offers the therapist a chance to help kids work through their obstacles with other kids as they occur. When a child struggles with social interaction skills, parents often seek help to improve the child’s ability to communicate and connect with others. In individual therapy, the child will work on specific goals to address these skills. An example might be making one new friend by initiating a conversation and using active listening skills. This helps the child practice a specific skill set. In a group setting, however, the child has the opportunity to work on these skills with other kids in the room. If a child struggles with social interaction skills because of anxiety, the child can work on initiating a conversation with another child in the safety of the group.
Special education, or special needs education, is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Special education is the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.
Physiotherapy treatment aims to promote a child’s independence and ability to reach physical milestones. Treatment will be specific to a child’s needs, age and abilities and our team of specialist physiotherapists will often use fun games and activities to help promote normal development.
Benifits of PT:
- Achievement of physical milestones such as sitting, crawling and standing
- Improved independence in activities of daily living
- Improved posture, muscle strength, balance and coordination
- Improved confidence
Why Litz special needs center
Open door policy
We encourage involvement from parents, and encourage them to take part in sessions whenever possible.
We understand that struggling the little ones and their schedules can be tough and that is why we are an Allied Health Practice that has all services under one roof. We have a wonderful team of customer service officers that have been trained to help you with your queries and schedules.
GOAL DIRECTED THERAPY
Our client’s needs come first. We individualise goals which are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic and Time-Based) for every child. Goal directed therapy is key to achieve progress and reach optimal progress and potentials.
ALL SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF
For clients which require multiple services (e.g. both Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy) we provide the convenience of one location for all services, as well as the guarantee of a coordinated effort between the professionals working with the child.
QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED THERAPISTS
We make sure to recruit the best therapists, and create for them an environment where they enjoy supervision, team support, and additional training and learning. This allows our therapists to provide a better outcome for our clients.
INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES
Having a large pool of therapists allows us to have economics of scale in terms of our investment in assessment tools, games, therapy equipment, and technology. We even develop our own materials, informal assessment tools; all to ensure customised and effective therapy delivery to our clients.
We provide customised intervention programs for each and every client. These are tailor-made to each child based on assessments and observations. Our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches and methods to allow them to choose and apply the best one based on the client’s needs. We also develop individualised goals, both short term and long term, so that all therapy and intervention is outcome-focused. Goals are developed based on the assessment done by the therapist and based on parental concerns. We take pride in being able to achieve goals, and once these are reached, we establish new goals.
SAFETY AND HYGIENE
Our primary clients are children, and we realize the important of safety and hygiene. We have a dedicated full time cleaner to ensure all therapy rooms are cleaned and disinfected daily.