5 Questions You Should be Asking Your Therapist
Working seven years as an occupational therapist, I have realized that my clients often do not ask me the questions that are really on their minds. Of course, I try to tease that out when I meet with you at the evaluation and make sure I address the most common questions that parents in your situation ask.
Ask Me The Questions You’re Really Thinking About.
No question is off limits or is something that I haven’t been asked before. There is no such thing as a stupid question.
Ask Me Any & Every Crazy Question Your Family Has Asked You.
You’ve made the really big, and somewhat scary, decision to come see me for help with your child. Don’t undermine your confidence and resolve by failing to get all the questions hanging in the air answered, including your loved one’s questions. It is hard enough to proceed with treatment without having others questioning your decisions.
Ask Me What You Can & Should Do To Make Your Treatment Go As Well As It Can
Your enthusiastic participation in helping your child will go a long way to improving your child’s chances of success. Understanding exactly what I am recommending and assigning at home will save you time and reduce frustration.
Ask Me Why I Am Recommending This Particular Treatment / Course of Action For Your Child.
I want you to understand where I’m coming from. I want you to know what I think and what the pros and cons are. I want you to be informed. I want you on board with your child’s treatment. You can only do that if you understand the rationale behind the treatment sessions.
Ask Me For Specific Recommendations To Work On With Your Child At Home.
You may have come in with some preconceived notions and ideas and it can be difficult to let go of these. Even if you completely agree with my recommendations, I still feel that your child’s treatment will go a lot more smoothly and your stress levels will be a lot less if you understand these as well as you can.