3. What does good ‘reflection’ look like? Peer Observation
In order to improve my skills in working with refugee children, I spent several sessions shadowing a more experienced colleague. We undertook several home visits and schools, and I attended two multi disciplinary meetings with her. I also observed a bilingual co-worker with a small parent group.
During the therapy sessions I used the RCSLT peer observation guidance to record my observations. I found this experience very helpful, as it gave me practical ideas as well as helpful insights into working effectively. Following the observation sessions, the therapist agreed to become my mentor. This relationship has contributed greatly to my confidence in working with the children and their families.