As parents, sometimes it is not easy to make the first step. You may wonder if your child really needs therapy, and how to go about it. It may not be easy. We hope to ease you through the steps and hold your hands through this journey.
When you are thinking about whether your child needs therapy, give us a call or email us to express your concerns. There are no obligations.
Call and book an appointment with us when you are ready. Give us the dates/times that you are available and we will check for slot availability.
Once your appointment has been fixed, you will be asked to fill in a parent registration/child history form.
This will help us get to know your child better, so that we can make sure we cater to you and your child's needs when we meet. We can also better advice you on what to bring for the initial session.
Initial consultations are generally 1 hour, although it may stretch to 1.5 or 2 hours, depending on the child. We will first ask you about your concerns, clarify some questions from your completed form, and then proceed to play and interact with your child.
Young children may not go through a formal assessments as they are unable to sit through the assessments. If we are unable to complete the full assessment in one session, we will ask for you to return for a second evaluation session.
At the end of the evaluation, we will provide you with verbal feedback and suggestions or strategies to try at home. We will also discuss our plans for therapy, if necessary. If you are referred by another professional, with your consent, we can liaise with him/her to provide feedback.
Based on the results of the assessment, we will suggest treatment goals and this will be discussed with you and your family. Therapy approaches and treatment goals are individualised to ensure that we suit your child's strengths and weaknesses.
This can include individual or group therapy, direct or indirect treatment with the child, in the form of parent training. We may also suggest school or home visits as neceesary.
Frequency of the treatment depends on individual child's and family's needs. Generally, sessions are runned on a weekly basis.
Your therapists will provide continual assessment and evaluation as she sees your child. Verbal feedback and a home program are provided at the end of every session. We believe in empowering parents and carers to support the child's growth at home.
Children may be discharged when they reach their functional goals and as discussed and agreed between families and professionals.