Your child’s needs determine the appropriate treatment and your child’s needs will change over time. This means that at the beginning of treatment your child may benefit from a therapy approach for moderate-severe CAS, such as DTTC and NDP3, but as the deficit in motor planning/programming decreases, they may benefit from other approaches designed for milder severity levels, such as ReST or IPA. At some point, your child may no longer need motor-based therapy, but may still have other concerns, such as language, that can be addressed in traditional speech and language therapy.
What will therapy look like?
Therapy for your child should be individualized to meet your child’s needs. However, there are some common features you should see for a child with moderate CAS. Remember, if your child is just starting their therapy journey, their therapy might initially look like therapy for severe CAS, but should progress to therapy for mild CAS as they make progress and their deficit in motor planning/programming decreases. Therapy for moderate CAS usually includes things like: