Making the Most Out of Therapy Sessions
Filed under: Therapy Ideas
We are often asked by parents how can they maximize their child’s progress while receiving therapy at RTS. We have created a short list of strategies and ideas to help parents strengthen their partnership in the therapy process.
- Be an active participant in the session! We welcome and encourage parent involvement in sessions. It is also a great time for your child’s therapist to demonstrate intervention strategies which you can incorporate into daily routines.
- Ask questions! Please do not shy-away from questions for fear that something is silly to ask. We understand that the therapy process can be confusing at times, and welcome any and all questions that you may have. The more information you have, the more knowledgeable you will be and the greater impact you will have as a partner in the process.
- Regular attendance with sessions. Your child’s therapist has made specific recommendations for how often she needs to see him/her in order make progress with therapy goals. Consistent attendance has a significant impact on progress.
- Practice, practice, practice! Whether your child is seen in your home; at a daycare/preschool; or in our office, your child’s therapist will give you strategies and homework to practice until the next session. Daily practice is an integral part of the therapy process. Incorporate siblings and other family members into your “practice time” in order to encourage greater carryover of skills into daily routines.