Occupational therapists often give patients exercises to do at home. And that is also another reason why the presence of a family member is especially helpful for the child. The role of parents during therapy sessions has now changed from a passive one to an active, participating one. Parents can be very effective co-therapists by performing the treatment activities recommended by occupational therapists at home and by actively cooperating in improving the mobility issues of their children.

For best results, it is recommended that patients (or their parents) follow the exact routine outlined by the occupational therapist to maximize positive outcomes for the patients.