Get Your House Ready for Your Child’s In-Home Therapy
Having a therapist delivering therapy to your child in your house may be a excellent choice for your family.
In-home therapy has several benefits:
- Save time. Therapy at home, especially in a big, busy city like Jakarta, save time, avoiding hours of inactivity for the child in the car. You can use the time saved for other activities that can benefit your child’s development.
- Parent involvement. When therapy is happening at your house, it is easier for you to remain updated on targets and results. Many basic therapeutic strategies are easy to learn, so you can use them in your daily interaction with your child.
- Generalization. The therapist can work on skills and routines that can be implemented at once outside the sessions.
What furniture and materials do you need?
Our Naturalistic Approach does not require you to get any special gear. You just need to set up an area in your house where your child and therapist can play without distractions. Then you will need:
- Mat: For young children therapy is mostly done on the floor.
- Small Table with 2 chairs: Some play activities and programs are best done at the table.
- Age-appropriate toys: Toys are essential because children learn and develop social, motor and cognitive skills mostly through playing.
- Organizers: Some plastic containers and plastic bags will keep toys tidy and easily accessible for the therapy.
For most programs there is not much else needed. If any other teaching resource is needed, we usually supply it.
Who can attend during the session?
At Joyin we have an open-door policy. You can be present during the session and check in at any time you want. We think that allowing parent to attend has several benefits and just few disadvantages that can be easily solved. Of course, if you, or other family members, are in the therapy area, please make sure to not create distractions. Sitting in a corner and scrolling on mobile is a big no! Join in! It may be fun, and it is a great opportunity to give your input and discover new ways to engage with your child.
What about siblings and cousins? Well it depends on your child’s program. Sometimes can be good to have other children joining part of the session to work on peer social interaction. This is something that you can discuss with your therapist and case manager.