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How Occupational and Speech Therapy can Assist Children with the Diagnosis of 22q

By AASLNovember 9th

22q deletion syndrome is believed to be the second most common genetic disorder behind Down’s Syndrome. Here at AASL we are privileged to work with some amazing kids with 22q Syndrome. So, let’s talk about what 22q Syndrome is and what activities occupational and speech therapy work on with our awesome kids.

What is Occupational Therapy?

By AASLNovember 2nd

Every day, you partake in activities that create a healthy and balanced lifestyle. These tasks can be things like washing your hair, brushing your teeth, or cleaning your home. These tasks are defined as “occupations”. For a child with special needs or delayed development, these tasks can become particularly difficult.  Occupational therapy works to develop and nurture the skills needed for these occupations.