A Connect Play Learn approach in therapy
Mamre uses a relationship-focus as a core part of the therapy we provide young children, usually aged 0-6 years.
This means we work together with parents to understand what a child may be signalling during play and family interactions.
We now understand that the child’s ability to signal and the parent’s ability to read and respond to these signals is an important first step in supporting the child’s development.
When a child has developmental delays, it can make it much harder for them to provide signals and their signals can often be harder to read.
We work with parents to figure out how to respond to these signals to support a child’s development.
We also know that a child’s brain is most lit up when they are motivated to send us a signal in play, rather than the parent or therapist leading the game.
By waiting to see what the child signals, we can build a good foundation for other parts of their development like walking, talking, and being a part of daily routine activities.
Stay tuned for Connect Play Learn online training modules. We’re excitedly developing these for parents and allied health therapists.