Carryover and generalization are often the most difficult stages of therapy. It is easy for the child to produce a sound during drill and practice in therapy, but how do you get her to correctly produce it in spontaneous conversation? How do you get a child to use a social skill outside of a scripted practice conversation? How do you get an elderly patient to use compensatory memory skills out in the community? Here are three steps to take to target carryover skills:
Establish the environment
The More, the Merrier
Self Monitor, Self-Assess
Independence is always the ultimate goal!