Reasons We Are Thankful For Our PTN Families
Reasons We Are Thankful For Our PTN Families 1080 1080 PTN Chicago

Though there are many holidays that we love celebrating throughout the year, Thanksgiving is one of our favorites. It gives us a chance to express our gratitude and tell you how thankful we are for each of you. We genuinely enjoy working with all of our amazing PTN kids, families, and therapists, and you all are a huge part of why we love what we do.

So, in honor of Thanksgiving this year and to further express our appreciation, we wanted to share some reasons we’re thankful for our PTN families. Enjoy!

You Support Your Little Ones and Our Team: You’re always there to help support your little ones and our team in any way that you can. Your support means the absolute world to us, and we couldn’t do our jobs without your help.

You Have So Much Love For Your Kiddos: Your love and support is essential to your child’s growth and development, and we see how much love you have for your little ones. You are such a bright light in their lives, and your kiddos can feel how much love you have for them.

You Care, and it Shows: You are all so kind and caring, and it absolutely shows. You sincerely care about your kiddos and helping them work on their skills, and that in itself is something so special.

You’re Extremely Hard-Working: You work day in and day out to ensure that you and your family are taken care of. You wear numerous hats, and trust us, your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Give yourself a pat on the back!

You’re Patient, Even When Times Are Tough: Your little ones are learning new skills, and it takes time to develop these skills. There may be times of frustration throughout this process, but you’re always there supporting your kiddos and showing a lot of patience. 

Your Kindness is Unmatched: Last but certainly not least, our PTN families are all extremely kind. You welcome us into your homes with open arms and are always willing to help in any way possible. Thank you for showing kindness and compassion – it’s something that we’ll never take for granted.

Our PTN families are everything we mentioned above and so much more. You mean the world to us, and we are very excited to continue working with all of you. You make such an impact on your little one’s growth and development, and we couldn’t do our jobs without you.

Check out our social media (Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest) all November long as we show more gratitude for our PTN kids, families, and therapists! As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time to discuss if your child would benefit from pediatric therapy. Our team is here to support you and your child in any way we can.

play therapy at home and school
At PTN, Therapists and Teachers are Partners during Your Child’s Journey
At PTN, Therapists and Teachers are Partners during Your Child’s Journey 1000 667 PTN Chicago

Now that the school year is back in full swing, you may be wondering about how much you should be communicating with your children’s teachers. Teachers, after all, are a lot like stand-in parents when your child is at school. They monitor behavior, offer rewards (and sometimes punishment), and can have a big impact upon the interests and habits that your child develops. Those can all be great influences, but if they aren’t lined up with what you’re teaching at home, problems can arise.

The situation only gets more complicated if your child participates in speech therapy or occupational therapy. With so many adults offering guidance and advice, it can be all too easy for signals to get crossed and messages to get mixed. That can lead to frustration for your child and for you.

That’s why at PTN we are so vigilant about working not just with children, but also with their parents and teachers. We see the adults – and older siblings – who spend the most time with our kids as partners in their overall development. By getting everyone on the same page, we can make occupational, speech, and physical therapy for kids more cohesive and effective.

Your Role in Your Child’s Occupational Therapy

The first way that we involve both parents and teachers in therapy sessions is by meeting with children in the environments they’re most comfortable in. That can include both the home and the classroom. We find that working with children on their “home turf” helps them feel more relaxed and confident. It also makes it that much easier for parents and/or teachers to participate. By observing, asking questions, and helping with various play-based therapeutic activities, you’ll be empowered to build upon your child’s development between sessions, and the same is true for teachers.

We also strive to keep the lines of communication as open as possible. We can meet with teachers to keep them up to date on the work your child is doing with us, and we can even provide them with written reports that they can reference whenever they need to.

If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), we can provide our input and help ensure that any standards set at home or in the classroom are built upon in therapy sessions.

To learn more about occupational therapy in Chicago, give our office a call. Whether you’re seeking an initial assessment or want to learn about ongoing play therapy, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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