One red flag I had was when I asked about their open-door policy. Apparently, they don't allow drop-ins unless given 24 hours notice, and only let you stay for 20 minutes. I made me feel a little uneasy since I would like to know what goes on the whole day.
We have a very similar situation with ABA, they have a closed door sessions, and due to there being other children present we are not allowed to observe with out 24 hour notice, We opted for 1 session a week at home, and 2 hours in house parent training, but you never feel completely comfortable with this
Yea it scary to leave no verbal kids with strangers, being that it medical treatment they have different rules , mostly I have gone by what boys act like going in and coming out of therapy. Luckily they have always been supper happy to go and happy at end of day. I don’t think I would take them other wise. You could also ask them to video tape a session if you just want to see how they are doing therapy
If your child is verbal and can tell you everything about their day, sure. If not, what makes you trust them? I have seen therapist drag, pull, push and scream at kids who were non verbal and limited verbal . When one hurt my daughter she told her not to say so. Sorry but I have seen too much and now am jaded.
They said something about how it disrupts the students, which is an acceptable answer I suppose, and I didn't probe. I just was wondering if there was a more detailed answer or if anyone else had input on this? Other than this, I am really happy with the school from what I can tell so far. Would like feedback on people's personal experiences. Thanks!