Parents and caregivers play a major role in the development of their child, therefore it is very important that they are the main partners in the intervention. Therapy is a long term investment in skill development that sets child and family up for the best quality of life possible. Parents have a huge role and are often pivotal in the progress that their child makes.
Besides the therapy intervention on an individual basis with the parent as partner, SEP organizes interactive and practical workshops for parents in cooperation with community based organisations and centres. The workshops cover the different aspects in the development of a child and build basic therapeutic skills. The topics are selected in consultation with the parent groups. Some topics we cover are: acceptance, handling and positioning, communication, play, daily life activities, toy making, first aid, and nutrition.
The workshops empower the parents and caregivers by acquiring knowledge, understanding, and skills to practice and implement in their homes outside the therapy moments. This results in improved knowledge, skills and positive attitude among parents as they understand the condition of their child better and have the know-how. The workshops are also valid for the group dynamics as parents share experiences and support one another.
This provides a certainty that the children receive continued and quality therapeutic intervention and positive attitudes at home, school and in their communities.