The initial consultation is carried out for the purpose of looking into the needs of the child and the family.
The session will include observations of the child and interview with parents and caregivers.
At the end of the session, a management plan in consultation with the family, that works towards the long term goals for the child will be developed.
How can parents prepare for the session?
Send in information on the child’s developmental history (e.g. when communication started and what forms of communication are used), behaviour, communication and social skills in a variety of settings with a variety of people and feedback from the school (if any) prior to the session.
It is recommended that your child have a good night’s sleep the night before.
It is advisable to have breakfast before the session starts. You may want to bring some finger food and drinks, should your child get hungry during the session.