Calendar example

Calendar example

Engaging and keeping a child focused during therapy sessions can present challenges for any therapist.  When therapy involves muscle electrical stimulation, it can throw a spanner in the works! It is a great idea to have distractions implemented at the start of a child’s session, to make it fun and engaging. This can potentially take away fears a child may have and/or entice them to attended their therapy sessions.

Incorporating a game or a challenge to a task, is one of the best ways to engage a child to keep them interested in therapy and most importantly have fun. Creating a scoring system or rewards chart, can encourage the child to be persistent with therapy and allow the therapist to carry out the session. For example, using a points chart for motivation and distraction can work well in most situations. Children can be competitive and thrive to show off what they can do!

https://www.rewardcharts4kids.com/reward-charts-by-character/

 

When introducing the muscle electrical stimulation (MES) device to a child it is good to explain and demonstrate what is it and does to both the child and the caregiver.

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Message from Santa

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