Occupational therapy focuses on developing specific skills that can help patients perform daily activities and improve their social interaction. The aim is to overcome motor difficulties and help patients become as independent as possible.
Physiotherapy is a type of movement therapy intended to help patients improve strength, ability, and range of motion. For people with Angelman syndrome, physiotherapy can help them learn to compensate for difficulty walking.
To improve speech, language, and communication skills, speech therapy needs to be started as soon as children are diagnosed with the disease. Children with Angelman syndrome should undergo speech therapy under the guidance of a speech language therapist who specializes in augmentative and alternative communication techniques.