What to Expect
1. DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPY PLAN – SENIOR CLINICIAN
The treating clinician who is seeing your child/adolescent will develop the therapy plan which is to be implemented by the Therapy Assistant. The therapy plan will outline:
- Therapeutic goals for the child/adolescent.
- Program activities which have been devised to the individual’s level of functioning.
- Implementation of instructions and resources.
- Outcome measures.
2. IMPLEMENTATION OF THERAPY PLAN – THERAPY ASSISTANT
- Works under the supervision of the treating clinician and implements planned activities in accordance with treatment goals formulated by the clinician.
- Understands the therapy goals and aims and will provide regular feedback to the treating clinician in terms of achievements, progress and barriers observed.
- Grade and adapt activities to the individual’s level of function and progress under the guidance of the clinician.
- Observes and reports on the individual’s physical and psychosocial capabilities and documents all relevant information in the treatment.
3. PROGRESS REVIEW – SENIOR CLINICAL AND THERAPY ASSISTANT
At midpoint of treatment, a case conference is scheduled between the treating team to review achievements, progress and outcomes and discuss any ongoing barriers identified. The clinician will then adjust the activities to ensure that therapeutic goals are met by the end of treatment period.
The Therapy Assistant will implement the adjusted recommendations set by the treating clinician and continue to work with the child/adolescent and the family until the end of the treatment plan.
4. PARENT FEEDBACK
Parents are given informal feedback throughout the process and formal feedback by the treating clinician at the end of the treatment plan.