It is a well-known fact that a lot of kids don’t like airway clearance and it can be difficult for parents to get them to co-operate.
Here are some tips to help make it easier:
Get into a good routine – daily physio needs to become a habit, and part of their routine just like teeth cleaning
Set boundaries – give choices where possible but be clear about what is expected in each session
Be consistent – provide a consistent response to behaviour so kids know exactly what to expect
Give consequences – make sure you follow through with consequences
Discuss behaviour management strategies with CFWA Occupational Therapist