Special Education

At Bridging Barrier Child Development Centre, we prioritize innovative therapies that cater to the unique needs of every child. One of the key therapies we offer is Oral Placement Therapy (OPT), which focuses on improving speech, feeding, and oral motor skills in children with special needs. Here's a closer look at why OPT is crucial and the benefits it provides:

What is Oral Placement Therapy?

Oral Placement Therapy involves a series of techniques and exercises designed to target and strengthen the muscles in and around the mouth, jaw, and face. These specialized exercises are tailored to address specific challenges related to speech production, feeding difficulties, and oral motor coordination.

Why is Oral Placement Therapy Important?

Enhanced Speech Clarity: Children with special needs often struggle with articulation and speech clarity due to weak oral muscles. OPT helps strengthen these muscles, improving speech production and intelligibility.

Improved Feeding Skills: For children facing feeding challenges, such as difficulty chewing or swallowing, OPT can enhance oral motor coordination and control, making eating a more manageable and enjoyable experience.

Corrects Oral Motor Deficits: Many children with special needs have underlying oral motor deficits, which can impact various aspects of daily life. OPT specifically targets these deficits, promoting better control and function of oral muscles.

Supports Language Development: Clear speech is crucial for effective communication and language development. By improving oral motor skills through OPT, children can better engage in speech and language activities.

Tailored to Individual Needs: OPT is highly customizable to each child's specific challenges and abilities. Our therapists assess each child comprehensively and develop personalized OPT plans to address their unique needs.

Benefits of Oral Placement Therapy:

Increased Confidence: As children make progress with OPT, they often gain confidence in their Bridging Barrier to communicate and interact with others.

Enhanced Independence: Improved oral motor skills can lead to greater independence in eating, drinking, and speaking, fostering self-reliance.

Better Social Interaction: Clearer speech and improved feeding skills can facilitate better social interactions, reducing frustrations related to communication.

Foundation for Learning: Effective communication skills are foundational for academic success and overall development.

At Bridging Barrier Child Development Centre, we believe in the transformative power of Oral Placement Therapy for children with special needs. Our dedicated team of therapists is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care, empowering each child to reach their full potential. If you believe your child could benefit from OPT or other specialized therapies, we encourage you to reach out to us for a personalized


Contact us today to learn more about how Oral Placement Therapy can make a difference in your child's life. Together, we can pave the way for greater communication, confidence, and independence.