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THE THERAPY DEPARTMENT AT UNITY COLLEGE

The aim of the therapy department at Unity College is to actively develop the full potential of each learner by developing functionality, independence and socially appropriate behaviour. In addition, all therapies aim to build on the learner’s strengths and teach compensatory strategies to overcome areas of difficulties.

The therapists strongly believe in a team approach and work as a team with each other and teachers to actively develop the learner holistically. We like to consider the parents as part of this winning team and encourage open communication. The therapy department also hosts an annual open week where the parents are invited to attend their child’s therapy and to discuss their progress.

The following therapeutic services are available through in-house specialists:
• Speech therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Play therapy and counselling (Educational psychologist and counsellor)
• Psychological assessments (Educational psychologist)
• Personal and social skills (Educational psychologist and counsellor)
• Remedial therapy

Services are rendered on an individual, small group and/or class basis depending on the needs of the learners. Priority in speech and occupational therapy is given to the juniors since early intervention achieves the greatest results.