No child should cry or scream during therapy, and parents should be active participants in their child’s learning. If the child hates the learning, something is wrong with the teaching method.
As a parent, be actively involved in the therapy.
- Be assertive and smart, not aggressive.
- Child’s plan should be based on his skills and tasks based on current capacity.
- Learn how to teach your own child, and don’t merely rely on the opinions of others.
- The focus should be YOUR CHILD. When there are too many opinions, step back and observe him. Then pick the option that is best for him.
BEGIN YOUR OWN ASSESSMENT
every two months
You have to start working with your child not based on his chronological age, but on where he actually is in his development.
Manding – Making a request
Can the child mand verbally, or through other means?
Tacting – labeling real objects and pictures
Verbal Imitation/echoics – Simultaneous, delayed or absent
Listening/receptive language – Expressing vs understanding, following directions without visual prompts
Video 1 – of the child playing alone
Video 2 – of you and the child engaging in some learning activity