August 2012

New Study from the SPD Foundation looking for participants

The SPD Foundation is conducting a new online study.  They are looking for participants 7-17 or adults age 18 or older that have a clinical diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders or ADD/ADHD.  They are also looking for neuro typical individuals.  For more information you can follow this link: 

http://www.spdfoundation.net/researchstudy.html

What to Ask When Looking for a Therapist

10 Questions Parents Should Ask When Looking For A Therapist:

  1. What is your philosophy for intervention?
  2. How many years experience do you have treating chldren with the same challenges as my child?
  3. Do you have any specialties? Do you hold certifications in that specialty?
  4. Have you engaged in continuing education or mentorships that are specific to your specialty area?
  5. What is the environment like?
  6. Do you have the appropriate equipment and assessments to measure my child's progress?
  7. How will change in my child be measured?
  8. How familiar are you with processes outside your own (i.e.-school system, funding sources, etc.)?
  9. How do you make parent education a priority?
  10. What intervention options do you offer (1:1, group, classes, consultation)?
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