“A therapy blog…” she said. “It can be done…” she said. And now, thanks to the incredible group of 12 ladies and a gentleman, the very supportive team that I am lucky enough to work with, it will be done, or at least get off to a good start anyway!
The world of blogging is an incredibly intimidating place, but then again, I think sometimes that’s how parents feel when they have their first experience with the therapy world. I think we take it for granted, because we have new evaluations all the time. We’ve seen 100’s of kids over the years and although we still have children come in for an assessment where we say to ourselves, “well that was a first,” it’s more of an observation than a life-altering moment like some of our parents feel when we diagnose their child with a delay or a disorder.
We care about these kids, we celebrate their successes, we high-five and fist-bump, we cheer when homework comes back completed, but part of the process, the parents do without us. The hard part, the difficult part, the part where they are working through the idea that life might look a little differently than what they had pictured. We do our best during those sessions to be supportive, to share resources, and to teach, but at the end of the day, especially when you work with those people that always want to take it to the next level, we all want to be more and do more!
The goal of this blog is to provide ongoing support for the families that we see and even to reach out to families that we don’t see, so that they know that they aren’t alone. This blog will be a place to share information, educate, tell stories, share ups and downs, and create connections! I’m so excited to see where it takes us!