8 JanTherapy….it’s a love language.

What does therapy look like around here?

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Therapy looks like different things on different days for different kids. It might sound like a lot of work, but it’s  just a way of life around here. Therapy isn’t one set of exercises, slotted into one corner of the day – it’s part of every interaction. Delivered intentionally, with kindness and clear direction, though play and though work – therapy is a big part of our commitment to giving our kids the best lives possible. In our family – therapy is a love language.

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2 comment

  1. Helen on: January 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    why is it called butterfly chicken’s hospice? Are they near to death? Just curious. Thanks

    1. Fiona on: January 22, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Hi Helen, Each of the children we care for has a life-limiting condition. They are referred to us because of a shortened life expectancy. We provide love, therapy and professional care to every child, as it’s our firm belief that even a short childhood should be joyful and secure. But we also find a percentage of children thrive and become so healthy in our Home that they are no longer considered palliative. In fact, several Butterfly children have been adopted overseas and are living full and happy lives. Hope this answers your question. Fiona

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