Do you ever find that your children behave differently depending on where they are or who they’re with? Do you ever wish that your children’s teachers and therapists could see the same thing?
So do we! That is why TALK promotes a whole child approach to therapy.
A whole child approach to therapy means that we take into account more than just what we see and hear during our sessions. We want input from you, their teachers, their pediatricians and other providers.
From your very first visit, we get a detailed client history report from you, the parent, on what you think your child needs to work on, what has or hasn’t worked in the past, and how best to motivate him/her. We also ask you to bring any relevant reports with you so that we can get other professional opinions from the very start. And we ask you to sign a release form to allow us to send our reports to your pediatrician. Getting everyone on the same page from the start is so important!
Once your child gets comfortable with us, we also love to do home visits. Home visits help with parent carryover and generalization of skills. We come to your house (with your permission!) to observe behaviors and offer suggestions on how to promote your child’s speech and language progress. All our suggestions are small tweaks to your daily routines and are intended to help your child do their best at home!
We also love seeing your kids in action at school. School visits give us such valuable information about how your children are learning in academic and social settings and what we can do to help support them. We are also happy to do visits to OT, PT, ABA, swim class, music class – you name it!
Of course if time or scheduling does not allow for home and/or school visits, we are also happy to do phone check ins with your children’s teachers, doctors, other therapists, and you! We just need your permission. Remember, we won’t ever talk about your child to a different provider without your written consent.
A whole child approach really allows us to see your whole child and write individualized goals and supports for therapy.