A good house needs a strong foundation. Without it, it will come crumbling down. The same can be said about people.
In order for our children to grow up and become successful adults, the process starts at birth. It’s during this time parents can begin building that foundation.
According to the Centers of Disease Control, “Healthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health care needs, are able to grow up where their social, emotional, and educational needs are met,”
How do we meet those goals? Parents provide a safe and nurturing environment. This includes playing (not on a TV screen or phone), reading, talking, exercise, proper eating, and sleep.
However, like most things, this is easier said than done — which makes Jessica the perfect partner for families to help ensure everyone’s needs are met.
“When working with clients, everybody has a unique situation,” said Jessica. “Sometimes, it is more helpful to have the parents involved and be able to talk with them. Other times, that might not necessarily be part of the treatment. But, working with the family as a whole and being able to also support the parents as well during the time of need is very important.”
Jessica’s background in childhood education gives her a unique perspective on the family dynamic — from pre-school to adulthood.
“I’m very interested in child development and the things that go on as you change as a person.”