I’m Reblogging this post because it is an incredibly powerful description of exactly the experience that many parents including myself face when we try desperately to advocate for services and support for our children.
Unfortunately, it sets up a terrible cycle of disbelief and creates unnecessary stress for families and barriers to children receiving the support they need.
The sense of relief when one professional sees your situation and believes your truth is incredible, it opens doors, allows healing to begin and for a real team around the child and family to be built.
On our own journey, it was occupational therapists who were the first and often the only professionals to bring us this sense of belief and affirmation, and it is exactly this which attracted me to join the profession myself.
Sarah (Parent and Student OT)