Au Pair as Childcare for Special Needs Children with Developmental Delays
Many Apex 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. Apex 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.
Amy and Bill, host parents from Massachusetts, have three children: six-year-old twin girls and an 11-year-old boy, Devon, who has a chromosomal abnormality that affects his development. The family recently hired Nicole, a professional au pair and occupational therapist from Germany. Nicole’s background, expertise, and history of working with children with special needs have had a huge impact on Devon as well as his sisters.