There are certain circumstances when it is in the best interests of the individual client to have both the
Speech Therapist and the Occupational Therapist work on overlapping goals at the same time. The
Occupational Therapist focuses on the sensory and motor co-ordination areas which enables us to live our
lives and perform daily tasks. Additionally, the Speech Therapy discipline focuses on the areas of
communication, understanding and speech. When it comes to areas such as Social Skills, Play Skills,
Feeding (and feeding issues), and Attention (and attention issues), the roles of the SLT and OT may overlap.