When your child is in need of occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech therapy, therapists will spend time creating a plan specific to him/her. Therefore, it is essential for your child to attend each session to reap the maximum benefit. Consistency is key! Here are some tips to getting the most out of treatment for your child:
- Don’t be late: Lateness cuts into treatment time. When you are running late, your child’s therapist is forced to cut out activities, making hard decisions on which treatment activities are more important. The catch is, they are all important activities!
- Practice makes perfect: To learn a new skill or overcome a challenge, repetition is key. If you miss out on a session, your child gets less practice.
- Take steps forward, not backward: Everyone gets sick sometimes! But, too many missed sessions can delay progress or even sabotage skills that have already been learned.
- Consistency can mean quicker progress: Attending therapy sessions can mean extra time in the car or time away from home. Just remember that this time is worth it! The more you commit to your child’s care plan, the quicker they will see progress.
If you would like to schedule a free 30-minute screening for a new patient or an appointment for an established patient, please call 704-799-6824.
Pediatric Advanced Therapy aims to provide the highest quality of care to all patients. In the interest of all of our patients, all cancellations require 24 hour notice to avoid a cancellation fee. In the event that the therapist needs to cancel, we will reschedule your child with another therapist for continuity of treatment.