You KNOW that if you could just get the parent to engage in therapy and DO the home program, what you are doing would ACTUALLY work!
But week after week they avoid participating.
📱Their cell phone is suddenly the most interesting thing in the world.
🛒 They have errands that can’t wait until after their child’s appointment.
🚗 They avoid the clinic altogether and wait in the car.
🥱 Or they’re physically present but mentally checked out.
It feels like they don’t care, or worse yet they make it feel like it’s your problem to solve.
The frustration, fatigue, and burnout are growing like wildfire.
You know parents are part of the treatment team and outcomes would be 10x better with their support and participation.
Why does it seem so hard to connect with parents and draw them into the therapy sessions?
It's NOT like you haven't tried to engage the parents by...
- Asking them questions to pull them into the activities
- Having them participate in the actual activity
- Making policies about parents joining sessions
- Providing more handouts… but they keep getting “lost”
At the end of the day, you just wish parents could understand just how crucial their role is in the therapeutic process. You wish they could see how what you’re doing could support their child and the entire family unit… if only they’d just buy-in and trust the process!
What would your session look like if...
- Parents were off their phones and on the floor with you and their child
- Home activities were done well each week
- Parents were honest about their ability to follow through with your recommendations and ideas
And most of all, the parents were a true part of the therapy team — meaning they collaborated, responded, and even added ideas.
What’s been missing up to this point is a combination of...
- Knowing the right questions to ask parents
- Skills to have the tough conversations
- Understanding the barriers parents face and being able to adjust your therapy to meet their abilities.
Therapy feels easier and fun again when you’re not solely responsible for shifting a child’s trajectory in only an hour a week.
The Power of Parental Involvement: Techniques for Maximizing Home Program Results
This Distance Learning - Independent online program is designed for pediatric Occupational, and Physical Therapy Practitioners, and Speech-Language Pathologists, to learn how to engage parents, boost children's progress, and equip parents with the skills to effectively handle daily challenges backed by new evidence-based research.
In this course, you will learn how to:
1. Identify the factors that allow or hinder engagement between the client and the therapist and how to use therapeutic use of self to influence the relationships.
2. Identify two ways therapy practitioners can develop trust according to the parent’s perspective.
3. Compare and contrast specific ways organizational culture can encourage parent engagement.
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I’ve been swinging kids and cleaning up shaving cream for over 20 years as a peds therapist.
I'm no stranger to the challenge of getting parents to engage in the therapy process either. If you ever feel like you're hitting your head against the wall - know you're not alone!
I noticed a slow decrease in parent engagement over the years… but COVID flipped therapy on its head because suddenly parents could avoid being part of the sessions altogether.
As a private practice owner, I saw the impact it had on the therapists, kids, and even the parents themselves.
It intrigued me so much (and was impacting our ability to serve more kids) that I dove into the topic of parent engagement during my doctoral capstone.
What I discovered was far different than what I expected when I started my research. It went deeper than simply “talking to the parents” more often.
The insights derived from my Capstone research have significantly contributed to the enhancement of our clinic's practices. This has led to a significant reduction in appointment cancellations, a more substantial reduction in our waitlist, and an increased sense of empowerment among our therapists, enabling them to fully realize the transformative impact they were meant to achieve.
Recognizing the widespread relevance of this information for occupational therapists. I am delighted to introduce this comprehensive online course to YOU. Increased parent engagement is just around the corner!
Stephanie Wagers, OTD, OTR/L
Speaker, Instructor, Author
Contact: [email protected]
Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Stephanie Wagers is the author of this PD Activity and receives royalty payments for delivering this course and is an employee at CTD - Learning Center LLC. Non-financial: Stephanie Wagers has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
IS THE POWER OF PARENT ENGAGMENT COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Have you ever felt like something is missing in your treatment? No matter how hard you work, and how hard you try to get your parents engaged in the process you aren't always successful.
Do you feel burnt out from treatment after treatment, paperwork, and productivity standards?
If so, then the Power of Parental Involvement: Techniques for Maximizing Home Program Involvement is definitely for you.
You will develop the confidence to engage even your toughest parent. With a new bag of tools and techniques, you will easily be able to implement these methods immediately!
When you implement the methods, your sessions will be immediately easier!
When the parent is on board this means fewer emails, after treatment follow-up, and creating programs that will never even make it out of their car.
The parent will be the one engaging with THEIR child as you take a breather and coach them through the process.
At the end of the day, you will have MORE energy to live your life not to mention improve children's outcomes!
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Embark on a risk-free journey with our transformative online course,
The Power of Parental Involvement: Techniques for Maximizing Home Program Results
If our comprehensive program doesn't meet your expectations within the initial 14 days, simply reach out to us for a full refund. Our unwavering confidence in the efficacy of this evidence-based course is rooted in its ability to revolutionize your therapeutic relationships right from the start.
Dedicate yourself to absorbing every video and implementing each tool provided in the course. In the rare event that you don't experience the desired level of parent engagement, don't hesitate to notify us within the first 14 days. Your investment will be promptly returned, no questions asked. As you explore the boundless possibilities within our program, rest assured that your contentment remains our paramount concern.I WANT IN!
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One thing before you go...
I get it, money doesn't grow on trees! You may feel like these parents aren't going to do anything no matter WHAT you do...And it's tempting to just write them off and continue being dissatisfied and burnt out.
But... I have researched this, used this, and KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that it works. I would love for you to have the opportunity to see the difference it can make in your practice. You deserve it, the parents that you work with deserve it, and the kids on your caseload deserve it.
Whether you choose to explore this path or not, it's entirely your decision, and I respect that. Whenever you decide to reconsider, know that I'm here to support you.
Here's a summary of what's included
in this course
- Practical, evidence-based tools ready for immediate integration into your sessions.
- An instructor who understands and empathizes with your day-to-day challenges.
- Effective strategies for seamlessly incorporating these tools.
- Real-life scenarios that resonate with all of us, accompanied by guidance on addressing these issues.
- Concise, easily digestible videos for flexible viewing.
- Over 20 downloadable handouts to enhance your session preparations.
- Education on how to plan a home program that works!
- Lifetime access!
- And SO much more!