“Hopeless into hope. Can’t into can. Impossible into Possible.” Valerie Pena
Impact Autism Care Center has been providing seminars to parent groups for over 8 years. These Workshops can meet child’s needs on a wide range of topics in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy including developmental approaches, and evaluation techniques. Our therapy workshops are known to provide practical strategies, and improve parents’ awareness of best practices with a much better understanding of their child. The occupational therapy workshop was an interactive presentation, delivered by Occupational Therapist Ms. Bushra Masood, covering general advice and practical strategies which can be used by parents to deal with their child’s needs.
Knowledge is power. Too much knowledge can be overpowering.
This seminar at the Impact Autism Care Center comprises an introductory teaching component, where parents gain deeper understanding of occupational therapy and the roles of all participants in the therapy of the child. This teaching is reinforced throughout the child’s therapy sessions, where the therapist first models intervention whilst providing explanations for the purpose behind any treatment and then stands back to allow family members to participate in the therapy. Through learning and active participation, the desired goal is for families to feel empowered and experience a more egalitarian model of service delivery.
“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it practice “ Anton Chekhov
During an occupational therapy seminar, Ms Bushra Masood discussed in detail about underlying gross motor and fine motor difficulties and/or visual perceptual deficits. It is important to identify the root of the problem, whether that be one or more than one difficulty. This identification provides a roadmap for individualized service.
Another important goal of the seminar was to train the parents about effective routines and break down information into smaller, more manageable, steps that your child can hear, understand, follow, and accomplish. The establishment of routines and the breakdown of information is key to your child’s management.