Six weeks ago on podcast#322 Walking Through the 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge #322, I walked a mom of nonverbal 4.5 year old through the 11 skills toddlers master before words emerge. During that show, we identified some new areas of focus for her to try at home with him. At the end of the show, I asked her if she’d be willing to come back on periodically to talk about his progress. Today is the first follow up to that show. Listen as we update his progress and determine where to go from here.
Even though you’re listening to child-specific details, you can take this information and apply it to your own situation.
If you’re a therapist, this is how you follow up with parents with how things are going at home – especially if you’re using a consultative model and aren’t doing lots of direct treatment. I’ve never met this family in person so you should be able to get even better results if you’re actually SEEING a child and parents!
If you’re a parent, listen carefully to the questions I’m asking this mother and answer them for yourself. Then apply the same concepts – even if your details are a little different.
Here’s the show…