FAQ: Are parents present during therapy sessions?

Answer: I generally find it is useful for parents to be present during clinic based therapy sessions. You will see the sorts of activities that I am doing, the targets I am working on with your child and the language I use when explaining activities to them. You will also see how your child responds and any potential difficulties I encounter. This means that you will know how to do similar activities at home between sessions and will know how to encourage your child when they have difficulty.

In some cases, children may work better without you there, in which case you are welcome to leave the room whilst they have one to one therapy, and return at the end for feedback on their progress and to collect homework activities. If your child is seen in school then providing the school is happy, I would be pleased to meet with you following the therapy session, or I can contact you by telephone or email following the appointment.