Parent participation in sessions is very important. However, this looks different in every family. For a young child working on routines based interventions, the therapist and parent work together throughout the session. This can include younger and older siblings as well, since life doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
For an older child working on speech articulation or handwriting, they may work primarily with the therapist and take some time at the end of the session to discuss skills learned with the parent.
- Family Participation: For home-based therapy, ensure that one family member or caregiver is present and can actively participate in sessions to learn the techniques used in therapy.
- Communication and Carryover: In the school and daycare setting, we will work closely with your child’s teachers for maximum carryover into the classroom. Communicate with your child’s therapist regularly to discuss techniques and progress. We highly recommend a home visit every 8 weeks to facilitate carryover into the home.
- Consistency: Children who receive consistent weekly services and have involved families make the most progress. We have a firm cancellation policy in place to service families who desire maximum progress.