Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Speech, Language and Swallowing Pathologist (``SLSP``)?

A Speech, Language and Swallowing Pathologist assesses, diagnoses and treats all forms of speech, language, voice, communication, cognition and swallowing difficulties.  The role of the SLSP is to work with the client and their family to provide an assessment and treatment for speech, language, voice, communication, cognition and swallowing difficulties, which will improve the client’s integration into school, work and / or their home environment.

What is Occupational Therapy / An Occupational Therapist (“OT”)?

Occupational therapists work with clients who have sustained an injury or who have an underlying condition or disability. Daily occupations such as Activities of Daily Living (“ADLs”) (e.g. dressing, grooming, bathing, using the toilet, play, schoolwork, etc) are used as a therapeutic medium. OTs assist clients to recover, develop and improve skills or compensatory strategies needed for work, play, school work and daily living.


“Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.” (World Federation of Occupational Therapy, 2012)

How do I enquire about an Assessment and / or Therapy?

If you feel that you or your family member requires speech, language and / or swallowing therapy or occupational therapy, please call us or complete the CONTACT US form located on our website.  You can provide as little or as much information about the client’s background with a short description of the problem.  From there, our Center Executive will contact you to clarify your information, if required.

How long does an Assessment typically last?

Assessments are individualized based on client’s concerns and / or diagnosis.  Our therapist will conduct a telephonic history with the client or caregiver and will then decide if an assessment is required.  The assessment is usually conducted in one (1) hour and done during a single visit.  However, assessments for complicated cases or clients who fatigue easily or have a decreased attention span may be completed over 2 sessions.

What can I expect after an Assessment?

Once the assessment is complete, our therapist will evaluate and analyze the results, creating an assessment report.  You will be provided with the assessment report and our therapist will explain the results and advise regarding the options for therapy, should therapy be required.  If the client does not require therapy, then our therapist will explain your options moving forward and help direct you.  If the client requires therapy, then we will provide a list of therapy goals and targets which will be drawn from the assessment.

What if I already completed an Assessment from somewhere else?

If an assessment was conducted within the past six (6) months, the assessment report can still be used as it can still provide an accurate representation of the client’s clinical presentation.  However, at times, our therapist might require you or your family member to repeat an assessment or conduct other assessments to gain clarity of the clinical presentation and to formulate the best treatment plan.  These are the circumstances where reassessment might be required:

  • The testing instruments used were out of date or does not fully represent a client; and
  • The testing was not comprehensive enough (the client tested within normal limits but is still presenting several deficits in different areas).

How long does therapy take?

A therapy treatment plan can vary in duration, as each client is unique and will respond differently to therapy.  It will depend on the condition and the client.  We look at each case individually and work with you and your family to provide the best treatment possible.  Our  therapist will be able to give you an estimation of how long the treatment program may take.  Progress is monitored throughout the process to evaluate whether the estimated time for therapy is sufficient.

What is a therapy treatment plan?

Each therapy treatment plan is highly individualized to each client.  The treatment plan will address a client’s and / or caregiver’s needs, difficulties and concerns.

A treatment plan may include:

  • Initial goals for therapy;
  • Broad overview of the treatment plan;
  • Suggestions for family members; and / or
  • Referrals to other professionals, if required (Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Speech, Language and Swallowing Pathologists, Audiologists, etc.).

What is the average therapy frequency and duration?

The frequency and duration of therapy will be dependent on the client’s condition, level of arousal, level of endurance and concentration.  On average, a therapy session will be 45 minutes long, although this can vary.

How do you determine when the client is ready to be discharged from therapy services?

Our therapist will be able to advise you on how many sessions of therapy may be required, based on their initial assessment.  Every person is different and some make rapid progress, while others may take more time.  Progress is monitored during each therapy session.  Discharge planning will be discussed with the client and/or caregiver to ensure that goals have been achieved.

What are your assessment fees?

For more information regarding our assessment and / or therapy fees, please contact us by calling +971 4 243 8686, messaging on WhatsApp +971 52 212 1997 or emailing at

What are your working hours?

Sunday – Thursday: 9am to 6pm

  • Weekend therapy sessions can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis

Do you provide group therapy sessions?

We provide both one-on-one and group therapy sessions.  A group therapy session has a minimum of two (2) clients and a maximum of five (5) clients.  Our therapist will decide whether a client would benefit from group therapy or not.  Groups are formed with clients who have similar difficulties and needs, to ensure the group therapy is maximally beneficial to all group participants.


“What a fantastic team at Q Enrichment Center. I 100% recommend them for any family. They conduct themselves in the most professional attitude all around, they are welcoming and my son enjoyed the service thoroughly. Thanks again.”
– Jean (Mother of child client)

“Q Enrichment Center has “A brilliant speech therapist she single handily helped me overcome the difficulties of dysphagia. Her work truly is a vocation, her desire for me to make a full recovery was just as strong if not stronger than my own. By far the best therapist I was fortunate enough to deal with.”
– Chris (Male adult client)

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