I apply a child-centred, adult-driven approach to therapy.
I believe that speech therapy is best accomplished with a child-centred, adult-driven, approach: The child’s role is to work hard, through play; I ensure we stay focused on the goals established for each session; and parents drive the homework process outside of our sessions. Homework is a key component of therapy. When completed regularly, homework strengthens – and shortens – the therapy process.
I like to offer the analogy of learning how to play piano: through repetition, the skill is learned. When you practice between lessons, you learn how to play better, in a shorter amount of time. Without practice, very little progress is made, a given skill will need to be worked on longer, and frustration will result for the child.
If you aren’t able to work with your child at home, ask me about other options.