I take the time to get to know each child, and their interests. I like to know what activities they enjoy, what sports and games they play, and what television shows or movies they like.
I try to incorporate these interests into my therapy planning in order to make sessions more meaningful, stimulating and fun. I find that if children are enjoying what they’re working on, then learning is much easier and progress is achieved that much faster. This, in turn, can enhance feelings of achievement, comfort and confidence in school and other social settings.
Parent participation is encouraged to assist reinforcement of the skills being taught. Generally, parent(s) are asked to sit in for the last 5-10 minutes of each session so they can see what we have worked on. It also gives them the opportunity to practice the exercises with me there, so that I can provide feedback and answer any questions they may have.