“it takes a village to raise a child”
This is where we would match-up appropriate physicians, psychiatrists, speech therapists, OT, ABA, animal therapies, lawyers, tutors, etc. – whatever treatment providers would be appropriate for the family based on the Needs Assessment. I would like to pre-approve and work closely with these providers. It will take time to not only find individuals I like, but individuals I approve of and have a team vision as well. Concern: To save time, how can I get these professionals to seek me out?
This step also involves an educational component where the parent/patient learns the ins and outs of what professionals do what. What types of interventions (empirically-supported by research) are available, what are all of these acronyms? What are all of these job titles and name-droppings all about? E.g. what does an Occupational Therapy (OT) session look like?