Occupational therapists strive to incorporate family-centred service into their practice. But what does this mean? Family-centred service acknowledges that every family is different and unique. Occupational therapists are well trained and often considered experts, but family-centred service recognizes that parents are also experts about their child's abilities and needs. Occupational therapists practicing using a family-centred approach consistently involve parents in the decision making process. Ultimately, parents should be the ones responsible for making decisions around their child's care. However, all family members' needs should be considered, and input from all members encouraged. The goal of family-centred service is to help develop a therapeutic relationship between therapists and families built upon trust and respect. The aim is to create a partnership where, together, issues and goals can be addressed using a collaborative process.