A child’s brain grows and evolves rapidly with each experience he or she has throughout the day, especially in early childhood. These experiences form stepping-stones to further development. Early identification of differences in development and early intervention is important for the child’s development. Each family is unique and caregivers know their child the best and so while planning interventions, better outcomes are achieved if the family and therapists work together.
Opening the doors is a campaign that encourages professionals to invite parents and caregivers of children to be present in the therapy rooms during sessions. This may form the first step to building positive partnerships with families.
Caregivers often give doctors/therapists a peek into what happens at home and their inputs about the child’s likes, dislikes, behaviours etc, help in making therapy interventions more meaningful. Some parents learn, apply and intuitively tweak the intervention strategies according to their child’s needs. Along with the child, therapists/doctors form new connections with families over time. Opening the door may lead to new conversations and opportunities to address the parents’ anxieties and concerns about the future.
The best results come from therapists and parents working together. To know more, watch this video.
When parents and professionals understand each other’s priorities and perspectives and make decisions jointly, there will be a greater likelihood of positive outcomes for the family and the child. Working in partnership with therapists is a family’s right and can lead to better outcomes.
To know more about how the participation in a child’s therapy session is beneficial for parents, watch this video.
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