There are many factors to therapy, one of them being the space your child expereinces. Large spaces can be detrimental to some therapy plans, especially if you are dealing with children who get overwhelmed easily. The therapy room layout is more important than the actual size of the room. With pediatric therapy, having the right equipment in the designated therapy space can put the child at ease and actually make help solidify the client therapist relationship. Instead of focusing on the size of the therapy space, look more at the relationship between your child and their therapist.
Proper Equipment for a Sensory Gym
Swings, small ball pits, textured mats, and different sizes of wood or plastics blocks provide a wide range of sensory activities for children of all ages. With the right sensory equipment, the therapy room can be used for a variety of purposes, bringing out the best qualities and actions of effective therapists.
When the therapy space is properly organized, the focus is taken off of the size of the room and placed on the therapists’ ability to maximize the space at hand. Gaining your child’s trust will be the result of how the therapist interacts with the child, not the size of the room in which the therapy takes place.
Proven Clinical Excellence
The attributes of a good therapist will begin to be apparent as their clinical experience grows. In the right setting, even the therapy waiting room is set up so that both the child and the parents are at ease. This prevents anxiety and allows the child to look forward to the time they will be spending with their therapist.
A therapist who knows how to utilize every inch of space doesn’t need a large room to focus on the child and their therapy needs. Instead, they maximize the space they have by utilizing adequate storage and proper sensory tools to enhance the therapy experience.
Focus on the Child and Their Individual Therapy Plan
A smaller area is ideal when it comes to the perfect therapy room layout. Instead of having a large area that can be distracting to the child, a smaller therapy space makes it easier for the child and the therapists to remain focused on the therapy plan. The attributes of a good therapist begin to show when they are working one on one with their patient. Maintaining a constant focus on the child and their treatment plan is what is most important if effective results are expected.
- The size of the space comes in second compared to the sensory tools available
- Building trust is essential if you expect to have a good client-therapist relationship
- Clinical excellence comes from experience, not the size of the therapy room
- Maintaining focus on the child and the therapy plan is a must
At Infinite Therapy Solutions, the ultimate goal is to provide the best possible therapy solution for each patient. We can answer any questions you have about our individualized therapy plans and the tools our therapist uses. We provide in-home therapy to our New Jersclients as well! all or visit the staff at Infinite Therapy Solutions to learn more about their programs and how they are able to create powerful therapy programs for the children they serve.