Friday, March 7, 2008

Speech Therapists I really don't want to offend anyone, but I just don't know what it is with Speech Therapists. I can get along with just about anyone, except Speech Therapists. Maybe it takes a certain type of person to do that job and I don't get along with that type of person.....

I had an IEP meeting last week with my daughters school "team" and during this meeting our ST proceeded to tell me that my daughter doesn't talk and won't talk (well for a while) and won't work with her to help her talk. I should probably clarify that she will work with her but on a limited basis. She proceeded to tell me about the dang pyramid and how everything happens in a certain order and speech was last and that it didn't matter how much we worked with her on speech it won't help. Can you believe that???? I proceeded to rip her a new...A**. I was pretty pissed off. The meeting of 10 people turned into just her and I, everyone else just sat there stunned. I told her that "my little one is unique. You don't know when things will click. My job has her mom is to be sure to give her ALL of the tools necessary, so that when it clicks she will be ready." If I waited to work on things when my little one was ready....WE WOULDN'T EVEN BE WALKING YET!!

I will give our ST a little credit, she is VERY VERY smart. She is just very SQUARE. When you work with special needs kids you have to be able to think outside the box! Not all kids learn the same way, not all kids have the same daughter will do ANYTHING for just need to think of an abstract way to show her it is important. I am a MOM not a DOCTOR, so I have to rely on people to tell ME what to work on. I really don't want someone telling me it is a waste of time. Let me decide that.


"If you don't know where you're going Alice, how will you know when you get there?" From Alice in Wonderland

1 comment:

  1. I can only hope that you will never hear that from me...or from any other SLP again. Hugs!


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