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Therapeutic Dyads

Therapeutic dyads promote social interaction and problem solving with peers.

As children develop, it is important for them to expand beyond the relationship with their family and begin to explore social interactions with peers. For children with difficulties in peer interactions, it is important to provide opportunity to explore these social negotiations with well-matched peers supported by adults outside of the often unforgiving environment of a typical playgroup or school. When guided and supported by therapists, a dyad pair of peers can experiment with social interactions and social problem solving in a managed way that reinforces successful interactions without dire consequences for failed attempts.

MoveAbout Therapy Services therapists actively assess children to determine when appropriate dyad pairs are available, and then discuss directly with parents to establish suitability and scheduling of therapeutic dyad sessions.