Parent Engagement in Therapy
One hour of therapy per week can certainly make a positive impact on a child's journey, but just imagine the transformative potential when a child is engaged in therapeutic activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and this is where you, as a parent, play a pivotal role.
Research underscores this profound difference: one hour of therapy with a child inside a therapeutic setting equates to one hour of progress. However, when a parent actively participates in therapy alongside their child, it's as if they're contributing 87 hours of support outside of therapy sessions. This striking statistic underscores the vital importance of involving parents in their child's therapeutic journey.
At SdW Therapy Services, we strongly encourage and expect parents to be active participants in their child's therapy experience, right within the playroom during every session. This collaborative approach empowers parents to expand their knowledge, enhance their skills, and continue the therapeutic journey at home.
We want to emphasize that as therapists, we are not here to replace the unique and unconditional bond you share with your child; in fact, we cherish and honor that bond. Instead, we are here to support and guide you, equipping you with the tools and knowledge necessary to nurture your child's development. You, as a parent, are the most influential person in your child's life, and it is through our collaborative efforts that we can help you bring out the best in them.