Individual Therapy

What is individual therapy?

     • Individual therapy is often thought of as the typical or standard form of therapy, where your child is seen by a therapist on a one to one basis.
     • While your child is seen with a therapist it is still imperative that the parent or caregiver be active in the daily implementation of therapy strategies.
     • Individual therapy can be performed in person or via tele-health.
     • Your therapists design a plan of care and engage with your child for a prescribed amount of time on an individual basis.
     • It is important to prioritize the consistency and timeliness of your therapy sessions.
     • Your therapist will also want to work with the parent or caregiver to teach them skills to practice until your next session.

Why should a parent choose individual therapy? What are the benefits?

     • As mentioned above, many people view this type of therapy as the traditional form of therapy.
     • Often families enjoy the in-person individual attention.
     • Your therapist can get to know your child and you as a family a little easier, as they are only attending to you, without multiple distractions.

What a session might look like?

     • The setting in which the therapy takes place may vary, but the service should not.
     • Your therapists will teach you and your child activities that will help them grow in the area that you and your therapists feel they are weakest.
     • Oftentimes therapy looks like play. That’s why all of our therapies utilize Play with a Purpose.

What is “Play with a Purpose”:

Children’s Therapy network Inc believes that children learn best when they are having fun.  Therapy should be an enjoyable experience for the child and the family.  That’s why many of our therapy sessions look like PLAY.  Our therapists encourage activities that serve a therapeutic purpose through fun activities that are easily duplicated by the family in their own home.  The best part is the child is having fun!   

We encourage all families to ask questions of their therapists.   If you don’t understand what a therapist is doing or for what purpose, ask.  If you think your therapist is “just playing” with your child, ask why they are doing the activities that they are.  You may also see multiple therapists doing the same activities.  This is NOT a duplication of treatment, but is a GOOD thing.  Repeating the same activities helps with carry over of the skill and each type of therapist will be seeing the same activity with a different perspective.

Remember a time that you played:

Think of the games that we used to play as babies or children, what do you think were learning?



Shape sorters
    • Colors, shapes, sizes, visual processing, depth, angles, fine motor manipulation, just to name a few.
    • What else can you think of?
    • Colors, spacial awareness, fine motor skills, Shoulder stability, visual awareness, pre-writing skills.
    • What else can you think of? 
Peek - a - poo
    • Social emotional skills, object permanence, visual awareness, social engagement
    • What else can you think of?
Hide and go seek
    • Social emotional skills, cooperation, object permanence, problem solving, visual field awareness, gross motor skills, Auditory processing (can we hear the kids hiding?)
    • What else can you think of?
Jump rope
    • Bilateral coordination, gross motor skills, visual perception, time and sequencing, problem solving, social skills, sharing.
    • What else can you think of?