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The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention

I Am On Your Side

Published February 17, 2016 9:54 AM by jasna cowan

Dear "not so nice" Mommy,

I am sorry that you feel the need to be so pushy with me. I do have just as much experience as your last therapist or at the very least I am open to continue to learn. Bringing up your previous therapist and comparing us is just not nice. I am sure she was a wonderful therapist.

But no, unfortunately, I am not her and I have my own style. Believe me, I really do know what I am doing and why. When you question me that way, it makes me feel judged and even at times intimidated. Of course, when I feel this way the therapy session falls apart and your concerns about me are justified.

But I just want to reassure you that I went into this field for a reason and that is that I love what I do. Sometimes you make me forget that for a splint second when you question my every action and compare me to someone I don't even know. The only thing I can do is to prove to you that I really do care.

Am I using the "method" or do I have the "specific training that Suzy has? Maybe not, but again I am open for guidance and ideas that have worked up until now. I think if you just give me the chance and see my big heart you will realize that I also have knowledge and experience to share. We can actually work as one team rather than playing on separate teams for the benefit of your own child's progress.

Please just let me do the best job I can I am here to support your family. You might actually like my own perspective if you just give me the chance. I promise that I am here to help and I am on your side.

Your new therapist

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