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Is Your Opinion Valued at IEP Meetings? Survey Results

Do you go to IEP meetings and leave feeling like your opinion was heard and valued?  Or perhaps you leave feeling defeated and that no one listened to you.  For the past two months, we asked the question is your opinion valued at IEP meetings?  Two hundred fifty of you responded so thank you!  

Is Your Opinion Valued at IEP Meetings? Do you go to IEP meetings and leave feeling like your opinion was heard and valued?  Or perhaps you leave feeling defeated and that no one listened to you.  For the past two months, we asked the question is your opinion valued at IEP meetings?  Two hundred fifty […]

How Do Therapists Communicate to Parents and Teachers?

how do therapists communicate to parents and teachers

How Do Therapists Communicate to Parents and Teachers? Do you ever wonder how often other therapists communicate with parents and teachers?  Or what type of communication therapists prefer?  Well, you have come to the right place!  The results are in from the last Your Therapy Source survey where 167 participants answered questions on the frequency […]

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Tips for Positive Communication with Parents

School and Home Communication Forms for Therapists

Parents are an integral part of the special education team. They know the most about their children’s strengths, weaknesses and personal preferences. Therapists and other school staff need to include parents in all decision making for children. Here are some tips on improving your communication with parents: 1. Always start off a conversation stressing a […]

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5 Ways For Pediatric Therapists to Empower Children, Parents and Teachers

Research in Developmental Disabilities published research on the experiences and needs of parents of young children (aged 2-4 years) with cerebral palsy (CP) regarding their child’s physical and occupational therapy process in a rehabilitation setting.  The results indicated that service providers should continually adapt their role to parents’ needs of information, communication and partnership, and they should […]

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5 Suggestions to Increase Family Involvement

Here are some simple suggestions to increase family (child, parents, siblings, other care givers, etc.) involvement in a child’s therapy plan of care: 1.  Ask the family what their goals are in terms of therapy.  Collaborate to create appropriate goals. 2.  Take your time and be attentive.  Don’t rush the family when talking about the […]

What, Why and Who?

This might seem super obvious but as the school year starts out don’t forget to tell the students, school staff and parents the following: 1.  What is therapy?  Make sure everyone is informed as to what is occupational, physical or speech therapy.  Describe what your role is as a related service provider and what functional […]