Does your child really need so much extra therapy?

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Should therapy always be the first port of call? Photo: Getty Images
Should therapy always be the first port of call? Photo: Getty Images

Occupational therapy (OT). Speech therapy. Physiotherapy. There's no denying that today, more children are in some form of therapy than they were in decades past.

Less free and imaginative play opportunities and the fact that children now encounter more personal, environmental and behavioural challenges than they did in the past, play a role here, say the experts.

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