Therapy from A-Z Description of a course of therapy at Børneterapien Therapy from A-Z A referral is sent to Børneterapien. The initiative can come from you, the hospital, your child’s day care, your own doctor, or other authorities, but it is always your child’s own municipality (your caseworker), who will refer, grant and pay for the services, and there must be a specific reason, diagnosis or issue. Børneterapien receives the referral from your caseworker and sets up an assessment, which is handled by a set team consisting of a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist. A member of the assessment team will contact you and schedule your visit. A brief is written after the assessment, recommending the type of therapy, we find suitable for your child. The brief is sent to you and the referring caseworker. The caseworker will then decide whether to follow our recommendation or not. Once we receive the municipality’s decision, your child’s coming therapist will contact you to schedule meeting time and place. Your child will usually start out with either physiotherapy or occupational therapy (even when both types are granted). Your first visit will last approx. 45 minutes, similar to the separate therapy sessions. For the first session, one or both parents will participate with the child, and we decide together how the first part of the course of therapy will take place, who accompanies your child, and whether part of the therapy should take place in your home or at your child’s day care. The course of therapy can be adjusted along the way according to your child’s needs and our possibilities. During your child’s first three training sessions, the therapist will set up some long-term and short-term goals. Parents or support persons will be involved in these goals to the greatest extent possible. Should it be relevant to make certain tests or examinations, some of the therapy sessions may be spent on this and the subsequent reporting. Home programme/everyday training. In the days between your child’s visits to Børneterapien, you will train with your child at home, if this is part of the course. If you have questions along the way, you are always welcome to call us or send an e-mail. Approx. six weeks before the end of the course of therapy, your therapist will assess whether your child is in need of another course of therapy, or whether there is justification to end the therapy. Depending on the assessment, a closing brief or an application for a renewed course of therapy is written to the referring caseworker.