Determine what additional training or assistance the adults need
After the AT plan has been created, the family, the child care provider and therapists should determine what additional training or support the team needs in order to implement the plan. As in Sophie’s case, Ms. Mary, the family child care provider, Holly, Sophie’s mother, and other family members may want some training on how to appropriately model the use of communication boards. Karen, the speech therapist, could provide this training. Sophie’s physical therapist and occupational therapist might also want some assistance in using the boards during their weekly sessions. Holly and Ms. Mary might set aside some time on a weekly basis to talk about how they are using the boards and if any changes or additional supports are needed.