Parents, I’m talking to you right now, if you listen to nothing else that I say listen to this…your role is very important in your child’s progress. You can’t just leave it up to the clinician. Believe me, I understand that your schedule has got to be hectic, I don’t even have children yet and I can’t find time to put a comb through my hair sometimes but even 5 minutes a day for up to 3 times a week of reinforcement can make all the difference.
And dads, yes I’m talking to you now especially, I know most times it seems a little intimidating but “You Can Do It!” (in my Rob Schneider voice…you know, the guy from the movie The Water Boy? Nevermind, it’s not important. But you’re help certainly is) And…if you don’t know just ask. Our job is to help you understand what your child’s weaknesses are and what he/she needs so if there is something you want to know…were at your service.
*Takes a bow*
So, for all of those parents out there who are flying in and saving the day…Thank you! And for all of the parents that who are just learning about their super power…its not too late! You can still be you’re child’s superhero.
Lauren Bryant M.S., CCC-SLP
The Therapy Connection LLC