What’s in a name?
1. A locality; a place: We know that where therapies take place can be critical in terms of meeting targeted goals. By weaving strategies and suggestions throughout multiple routines where the child and their family actually “do life,” the impact is magnified from a one hour therapy session per week to countless opportunities for learning and growth. Locus acknowledges the importance of where therapy occurs and is committed to providing all services in the child’s home, daycare, and community.
2. A center or focus of great activity or intense concentration: Families are undoubtedly the “hub” of a child’s life. It is by interacting with immediate and extended family members that children learn, social skills develop and emotional health is sustained. Locus acknowledges the importance of family inclusion and is committed to building sessions around family priorities, concerns and resources, serving as a support and coach to parents and caregivers.
3. The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions: Every family is a unique “equation” containing a wide variety of variables – spouses, siblings, extended family members, rural versus urban living, income status, cultural and language differences, and educational level. Taking a cookie cutter approach to early intervention or providing the same intervention in the same manner to each child does not take into consideration the complexities of that child’s unique family structure. Locus acknowledges the diversity amongst families and is committed to providing individualized intervention which is tailored to each child’s specific needs and family life.