Friday, June 29, 2012

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

I just read this touching article about a priceless gift a young woman received from her father as a graduation present. Her father bought a copy of Dr. Seuss's "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" when she was a child and over the years he had all of her teachers write a message to her. What a wonderful idea! Rather than a graduation present, it could be great for children who receive therapy! Each therapist in the child's life could write a message in the book to the child.

A book might not work for all children and families, so here's another idea to help children remember their therapists. When I will no longer be seeing a child for therapy (usually at age 3 when they age out of early intervention), parents often take a picture of me with their child. Many families use these create a book or poster of photos to show their child all of the people who helped them along the way. Having a photo can also be used to create a social story to help children transition away from old therapists and on to new therapists.

What do you do to help your child transition and remember therapists?

1 comment:

  1. We take pictures towards the last session. Someday I plan to put them in a scrapbook or his baby book.


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