Following the phone consultation, an initial one-session consult may be recommended if either the parent or therapist feels that starting with a full assessment is either not required or is a difficult step for the family to take. The one-session consultation with the parent includes items from standardized testing, clinical observation and parent feedback. It often allows a parent time to become familiar with the therapy process.
When a Consultation is Helpful
A consultation is helpful if:
- A child is experiencing articulation errors and the family is not sure if they are due to the age of the child (developmental errors)
- The child is struggling with handwriting and has not been exposed in preschool and the parent is not sure if this is due to lack of exposure
- The child is experiencing behavior challenges at home and the family is not sure who to turn to for help.