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Each therapist, teacher, administrator and parent involved with a child automatically becomes part of the team for that child. Even if a child only qualifies for one form of therapy, that therapist must involve the child’s direct teacher, administrator, parent and possibly others.
The benefits of teamwork are countless and directly benefit all who are involved, most importantly the child. A key to teamwork is the ability to communicate between professionals, parents and child. Each child should have some way to communicate between school and home.
A great communication solution for use between home and school is the Luschinger Home-School Communication Kit which is specifically developed to enhance the connection between child-school and home. Another important key to great teamwork is involving the children.
Giving children a chance to make their own goals and express what they feel is working in therapy. Getting a child’s feedback can only strengthen the communication and implementation of therapy goals. Involving the child in the team empowers and motivates them to reach their goals. Huddle up, and go team, go!
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