We're going to list all of your issues, problems, annoyances, breakdowns, mistakes, angry outbursts, physical aggression.
And we're not just going to do it once.
Let's do it once each....
- ...for the developmental pediatrician
- ...for the therapist
- ...for the intake specialist
- ...for the functional behavior analysis
- ...for the psychologist
- ...for the psychiatrist
I honestly don't know how T can handle it all. I keep imagining if I had to sit in a room with the people I am supposed to love most - and who are supposed to love me most - and listen to them list my shortcomings and needs over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.
If you're reading this and you're a member of a group or organization devoted to helping kids on the spectrum, please help. If you're group requires clients to go through these kinds of interviews with countless members of your group...well, maybe your team can do ONE interview? Or at the least give kiddo something to do elsewhere during these parts of the interview?