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At Handprints Therapies, we pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary approach to therapy. Our therapists take a step beyond simple collaboration, and instead actively work together as a team during your child’s therapy sessions. There are various reasons that we value this joint approach, and a number of key benefits for children when ABA and speech therapy combine.

Key Benefits of Combining Speech Therapy + ABA

At Handprints Therapies, we believe that in order for children to receive the highest quality of care possible, a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to address all areas of development. A collaborative model is crucial to generalize skills across all environments, so that the skills learned in clinic therapy sessions will carry over into home and school life.

At Handprints, our speech therapists work together with our ABA staff and other members of our SPOT team to discuss the unique needs of our children and share strategies to promote carryover across various settings and with various communication partners.

How to Decide Which Therapy Types Are Needed

When a child comes to Handprints for speech therapy, we always remain open to the idea of adding additional therapy types if they will help your child achieve their goals. At any point, if there are concerns outside of the therapist’s scope of practice, they can refer your child to be evaluated for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and even behavior (ABA) therapy.

One benefit to receiving therapy services in a center that has multiple disciplines, such as here at Handprints Therapies, is that therapists in each discipline may also recommend additional therapies to their current learners if they see a need, following direct observations.

At Handprints, we have specialized therapists in speech therapy as well as ABA and the other SPOT fields that can help support your child’s therapy programs to provide the best possible experience and outcome.

Interested in speech therapy for your child? Contact our therapists!