The Play Train©

Our Approach

My Online Therapist is an accessible, approachable and caring service for anyone who finds themselves on the journey of seeking support for their child or a child in their care. Just like a train, we hope to be well-run, efficient and committed to the travellers experience. The destination of the journey is for the child to be empowered, independent and reaching their full potential in play and learning.

Scroll down to learn more and understand our unique play train analogy or click on the button below to watch a video about it instead.

My Online Therapist is an accessible, approachable and caring service for anyone who finds themselves on the journey of seeking support for their child or a child in their care. Just like a train, we hope to be well-run, efficient and committed to the travellers experience. The destination of the journey is for the child to be empowered, independent and reaching their full potential in play and learning.

Scroll down to learn more and understand our unique play train analogy!

Understanding

The Play Train©

We “Choo Choo” with you!

The Train Driver

The child is an active participant in their therapy journey and he/she drives the therapy process as he/she would drive a toy train on the floor. The child is in control of how fast or slow the train goes, where it goes and who is on the journey with him. This ensures that the MOT journey is child focused and child led.

The Train Tracks

My Online Therapist is the train tracks that guide and support the child on their journey. Child development is a process and MOT specialises in this. By learning and listening to the needs of the child, we are able to lay the best tracks and foundations for the child to succeed on and progress along their journey.

Sleepers Between Tracks

The train tracks are connected by fasteners and sleepers which represent the MOT values. These values are:

  • Listen and Learn
  • Compassion
  • Connection
  • Community
  • Dignity
  • Social Justice
  • Empowerment
  • Resilience
  • Ordinary magic

Train Ticket

The train ticket represents the partnership between the parent/caregiver and MOT to embark on this therapy journey together with the child.

Train Carriages

The carriages are the different environments/settings that the child participates in and where support is needed. Examples of settings are home (or even bathroom, dining room etc.) school, online therapy sessions, outdoors or with friends. Often challenges that a child experiences are caused by the environment and are not internal to the child. In each setting, the MOT therapist team has a set of tools to make the environment conducive for the child and family to be supported and empowered.

Wheels of the train

Together, with the train tracks, the wheels (therapists, facilitators, teachers, nannies etc.) create motion towards the journey goals and destination. The wheels of a train are special as they do not work in isolation and are the reason the journey is a smooth one. Collaboration with other professionals and key roleplayers are an essential part of the MOT therapy journey.

The Destination

Childhood looks different for every child and our vision includes a destination where each child on the MOT therapy journey feels free, empowered and accepted to participate in life in their unique and joyful way.

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