Therapy is important
Why go to therapy?
As a parent you want the best for your child. You want them to be happy. You want them to succeed. You want them to have friends.
There is a not a manual you are given when your child is born. You must educate yourself. Seek out knowledge so you know how to make the best choices for your child.
One job you have as a parent is to know what to encourage and when.
Our Developmental Checklist, www.checklist.abcpediatrictherapy.com, can help with development from ages 1 to 6 years old.
If your child is having trouble meeting developmental milestones, get help. Your child’s self-esteem can be affected by not being able to do that same skills as their peers.
If therapy is recommended for your child, the best way to make progress is to consistently attend the therapy sessions.
Consider if you were trying to lose weight or get fit. You would have to consistently work at it to get real results. If you missed a week, that would be a setback in your workout program. The more you work out, the better your results. Same with your child in therapy!
If you want MORE progress, attend therapy MORE often. You could take your child 2 or 3 times a week and your child would make MORE progress.
If you must cancel a therapy session for any reason, make it up!
Reschedule with another therapist for a different treatment approach. This will also help your child learn to transition to new people.
Come prepared for your therapy session! Bring a drink and a snack. Bring a change of clothes including diapers and underwear as applicable. Be prepared so there is no reason your child will not succeed that day at therapy.
Above all, pat yourself on the back for being a great parent! For getting your child the extra help, they need to be their best self. Well done parent! Keep up the great work!
For more information, visit www.abcpediatrictherapy.com
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👀It is beyond important to be consistent with early intervention therapy for young children. Canceling a session may not seem like a huge deal, however, can have major impacts on the progress and development of your child. Young children thrive on routine and schedules. When having to cancel your appointment, children do not understand and it can cause melt downs. It can cause a delay in treatment for the next session having to work through to getting back to the original plan of care/goals. The success of early intervention therapy is influenced by your attendance. ⭐️However, with young children, things happen! Whether it is illness, a family issue etc. try to reschedule and make that session up to keep your child on track!
Is your child meeting their developmental milestones?