You’ve been in a home working with a family for about 15 minutes when the child’s older brother walks into the room, sneezes on you, and sits on your lap. The child feels like he has a fever, has very runny nose and is coughing. The mother tells you that he’s been sick since yesterday and that the child you see started running a fever this morning but she didn’t want to cancel on you at the last minute.
What do you do?
Do you continue the visit anyway and plan to use lots of hand sanitizer when you get in your car?
Do you tell the mother that you have to leave and reschedule the visit for another time?
Today is the first of a series of posts about real-life scenarios that early interventionists face. I’m hoping that you will weigh in on how you would handle (or have handled) this scenario!
What would you do?? Let us know!