Consultation


Consultation is an intervention modality in which the therapist supports the child's family or caregivers in the implementation of the intervention measures. It includes the services of the initial consultation and the "introduction" in a condensed form. The consultation takes place at regular intervals, once or twice a month. Mainly the following services are provided:

        Reviewing progress in all areas of intervention

      Identifying new topics and conducting ongoing behavioral analysis

      An update of the developmental assessment

      Updating the objectives and intervention measures

      Definition of new objectives and intervention measures

      Guidance of the family and caregivers on the implementation of the newly defined goals  and intervention measures               

      

This intervention modality is suitable for families who have the resources to handle the implementation of the intervention measures themselves. However, other factors also play an important role in deciding whether a family can effectively support their child with this modality. These include the availability of suitable premises and materials for carrying out certain intervention procedures as well as general conditions of the child's environment.

As mentioned, this form of intervention is not always an appropriate option and is best when combined with the “intensive intervention” option. However, in the medium term and long-term, intervention in the consultation modality has great benefits. Engaging in child development will ultimately result in parents becoming more and more involved in their child’s therapy and the ability to continue the intervention without interruptions (such as holiday periods) can support the development of their children.

This follow-up consultation takes place once or twice a month.