Child Therapy Observation

761 Words4 Pages
During my observation, I observed a four-year-old girl who is equipped with a cochlear implant. The four-year-old girl has been listening for approximately 6 months. While watching the therapy session, the clinicians were working on loud vs. quite, verbal or signing of the word “no” and the use of suprasegmental segments. In this session, the client’s mom and aunt were present and were interacting with the therapy games and targets. Watching this therapy session and seeing the family’s involvement reminded me of the family that we interview in the class. Just like the family we interviewed in class, the observation family seemed to advocate for their child just as passionately. The family members seemed really focus on making progress with…show more content…
The clinicians would lay out six different pictures (a snake, a airplane, etc.) and produce the sound that each picture makes. Once the pictures were on the table, the clinicians would produce the sounds and wait for the client to pick the right card. However, the client would normally point to the picture of a snake because that was the one sound that she did not know and would guess. The family also mentioned that the “s” sound was the one that they practiced the most. When the client was wrong, the clinicians would physically move her hand over to the picture or place the picture in front of her while repeating the sound. This activity did not last as long as the other activities because she often got frustrated or would be distracted by looking into the mirror and making…show more content…
It was interesting to see the family interact in the therapy sessions and to see how the family interoperated their child’s progress. Just like the family we interviewed, this family seems to not to be your “typical” family. They would often update the clinicians on the progress they believe their child made or voice their concerns or their opinion on new ideas. For instance, the mom commented that she believes her daughter is becoming more vocal at home and is being to follow request that she would not once follow. With this observation, I witnessed how important family involvement is with children with hearing loss. Since therapy is once or twice a week, it is crucial that the families practice at home, and with this observation it has truly made it clear how important it family involvement really
Open Document