Many PROaupair host families have children with developmental delays. These can vary from impairments of speech or language to problems with movement and motor skills to genetic delays such as Down syndrome. PROaupair’s caregivers are attuned to a child’s individual needs and use their extensive training to ensure each child can reach his or her full potential. They provide high quality, skilled care depending upon the child’s diagnosis – implementing therapy homework, creating routines and generally providing a warm, supportive environment.
Cindy and Mark, host parents from Massachusetts have two sons and a daughter, Mira, who has cerebral palsy. In addition to outside therapy and support, the family hired Laura, a professional au pair and physiotherapist from Germany, to live with the family and provide home-based support. Cindy and Mark can see that Mira adores Laura and appreciate the strong bond that has developed between them.