Book Excerpt: X-Ray Vision: Learning to Read the Parent

Each parent brings his or her own unique traits and experiences to the prescreening process, which will affect his or her comfort level with a coaching plan that does not include the parent every step of the way. Nonetheless, four common factors can be assessed to gain valuable insight and understanding into how a parent might react to the knowledge that the coaching process does not involve the parent:

  • the age of the prospective client
  • how involved the parent has been in the child’s day-to-day life up until now
  • how independent the prospective client is
  • the level of disability or difficulty experienced by the prospective client.