Received this in a newsletter today, and I thought it could be useful for some.
It's freely available from the NAS, but unfortunately only by request and not as a direct link, which is why i've pasted it.
(by Betsy Brua and Hanna Link)
? How long has this therapy been used?
? How does the therapy work?
? What types of difficulties do the people who have received this therapy have?
? How many people with my child's disability have received this therapy and what were the results?
? What research is available that I can see which shows how effective this therapy is for people with my child's disability?
? How will you decide whether this therapy is appropriate for my child?
? Will you consult his/her GP/Other professionals for his/her medical/personal history?
? Is the therapy unsuitable for certain people? Who? Why?
? Are there any side-effects? If yes, what are they?
? How will you tell whether the therapy has been successful with my child? What signs will you look for?
? Will you compare his/her behaviour/condition before and after the therapy? How?
? Will you be following up my child at all to see if any change has been long-lasting?
? How long have you been using this therapy? How many people have you treated using this therapy?
? How were you trained in using this therapy? Who trained you? How long did the training last? What qualifications are needed to undergo training?
? Can I see your certificate?
? Does anyone still monitor you to see if you are still doing the therapy correctly?
? My child is?years old with problems in these areas:
How many people have you treated who resemble my child and what were the results?
? Can you give me the names and contact details of any other parents/carers who have a child similar to my child who has received this therapy?
The arrangements for therapy
? How much will the therapy cost in total?
? Where will the therapy take place?
? Will I have to arrange transport/accommodation for myself and my child? How much will this cost?
? When will the therapy take place? Dates, times, time span, time off school?
? Do I have to pay for the therapy in advance?
? What happens if I wish to abandon the therapy before the course of treatment is completed? How much would I have to pay?
? Will we have a written agreement about the terms and conditions of the therapy?
? If my child gets worse can I have my money back? Will I be entitled to compensation?
? If my child's condition does not change after therapy, can I have my money back?