This depends on what services you are requesting (e.g., a developmental screen, an evaluation, parenting assistance, therapy, etc. Please visit our services page for more information). The main goal of most initial sessions is to collect information and generate an assessment or treatment plan. In many instances, parents prefer that their children not attend the initial appointment, so that we can discuss things openly without the child present. This is a personal choice, and there is no general rule on which is the best way to proceed. In general, it is always ideal if both caregivers can attend the initial appointment.