I have to share a special little moment that gave me such a thrill.
Just recently, one of my littlies was sitting at the window, waiting for me to show up at his house. As I exited my branded ‘speechmobile’ (look out for Mobile Speech Pathology Brisbane zipping around the suburbs), I looked up to see this smiling face, his little arm waving to me as he called “Hi Miss Chanelle!”
After I responded with “Hi Master X” (name withheld for privacy), I could not help but smile to myself, thinking, “Excellent, I have him hooked.” 🙂
This is one of those moments that help to build the foundations of a therapist-client relationship. My interpersonal skills as a speech pathologist are crucial in building these ongoing therapist-client relationships.
It is important to me that my clients are engaged and willing to learn in their therapy sessions. You can achieve great things when clients are motivated to reach their goals. Ensuring activities during the session are enjoyable and maintain interest is an important part of therapy and at times it can be difficult for the less creative mind. Fortunately for me, I am regarded as a fairly creative person.
It is moments like these that remind me – “every little moment counts”.