DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPIES

Our therapists are responsible for the evaluation, planning, and implementation of a program focused on habilitation and rehabilitation of pediatric cases. Clients in either of these therapies may come from the context of a delay in early development, trauma, injury, or physical disability.

 

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps children develop and maintain daily living and working (learning) abilities. These abilities are affected by cognitive, sensory, physical, and motor skills, and honing how these skills work together is the focus of an Occupational Therapist. MAGIS currently offers this service for children up to age 6. 

Often, OT has focus on, but is not limited to: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and intellectual or learning disabilities.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy (ST) helps children develop and maintain communication and language abilities. MAGIS currently offers this service for children aged 2 – 12.

Often, ST has focus on, but is not limited to disorders in: articulation, fluency (such as stuttering), resonance/voice, expression and comprehension, and oral feeding.

 

Beginning Therapy

Before registering for any developmental therapy session with MAGIS, a report from a developmental pediatrician is required. You may choose to schedule one at Makati Medical Center through MAGIS.

Both types of therapy begin with a multi-session Initial Evaluation, which concludes with an evaluation meeting with the child’s parents and the therapist. A number of sessions will be recommended, in which goals are set to be achieved.

For assessment purposes and further observation, home or school visits may be recommended to gain a more comprehensive understanding of a child’s day-to-day environment.