Therapists & Specialists
Using the Integrated Service model and a visual and performing arts programme, our therapists’ assist teachers to promote the development and acquisition of skills necessary for functional performance.
MSIS uses the services of an occupational therapist to enable students to participate in the activities of everyday life as independently as possible. This may be through improving the child’s skills or it may be through improving the environment in which the child is expected to function. e.g. Prescribing special toilet seats or handrails.
The speech pathologist works alongside teachers, assistants, other therapists and families to develop the students’ understanding and use of language in all daily activities.
A specially trained physiotherapist works alongside teachers, parents or carers to develop a child’s ability to perform everyday tasks.
The psychologist works with staff and parents to assist in providing strategies for what is developmentally appropriate for each child. The psychologist can also use standardized tests to measure and quantify gains.
Our dedicated art therapist addresses the emotional and developmental needs of each child. Each child’s social interaction and engagement are observed and programs designed to assist development and encourage the curiosity to discover and learn.
Creative And Performing Arts Specialist
Our in-house Creative and Performing Arts Specialist Music Therapy at MSIS offers opportunities for physical, cognitive and emotional stimulation and self-expression and facilitates social integration and enables communication.