Parent Training

Parents are recognized to be an integral part of the child’s therapy.  Therefore, the parents are welcomed into the therapy rooms.  However, if the child works better without the parents present, the parents can view therapy through television monitors.  The parents are generally given functional assignments to support generalization to the home setting.  That is, the parents are not given work sheets to work on at home but content that can be incorporated into the flow of the day.  In addition, the parents are given individual training sessions re basic relatedness skills.  To support the training, the parents are asked to video tape specific assignments at home so that the therapist can view what is being implemented in the home setting.