May 20, 2024

Guide for Parents: Considering At-Home Therapy Sessions During School Hours

Introduction

At Full Potential Psychology, we strive to provide flexible therapy options that cater to the needs of both children and their families. Recognising the challenges of after-school exhaustion and other commitments, we offer therapy sessions from home during school hours. This guide will help you understand the advantages of this approach and how it can be seamlessly integrated into your child’s school day.

Benefits of At-Home Therapy Sessions During School Hours

1. Enhanced Focus and Energy

Full Potential Psychology also offers the possibility of conducting sessions at your child’s school. This option can be considered once our psychologist has met with your child and determined the appropriateness of the setting for their therapeutic needs.

2. Reduced Afternoon Stress for Families

Scheduling appointments during school hours can greatly reduce stress for both children and parents by eliminating the need for travel during typically hectic after-school times, making therapy a more relaxing experience.

3. Minimised Disruption

Conducting therapy sessions during school hours means your child will miss minimal school time, typically arranged once every fortnight. This schedule can be negotiated with families and supported by schools, who can accommodate a shorter day for these important sessions.

Option for In-School Therapy Sessions

Full Potential Psychology also offers the possibility of conducting sessions at your child’s school. This option can be considered once our psychologist has met with your child and determined the appropriateness of the setting for their therapeutic needs.

Establishing In-School Therapy

1. Assessment and Initial Meeting

Our psychologist will meet with your child to assess their specific needs and to establish a therapeutic relationship. This initial consultation will help determine whether the school environment could be a beneficial setting for the therapy sessions.

2. Collaboration with the School

If in-school therapy is considered suitable, we will collaborate closely with the school to ensure there is a supportive structure in place. This includes confirming that the school has a designated support person who can facilitate access to and from the sessions, a computer that meets the technological requirements, and that there is a suitable private space available for use.

3. Ongoing Support and Communication

We maintain regular communication with both the school and parents to monitor the effectiveness of the therapy.

For more details or to arrange an appointment, please contact us at info@fullpotentialpsychology.com.au or 07 3088 9799.

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