Hi everyone. I have been lurking on this board for a long time and just wanted to know how amazed I am at each one of you. I am a Developmental Specialist in my state and work with families and their SNC.
So here's my question. What can I do to make things easier? Is there something your EI did that you loved? Something they did that you hated? I really try to be sensitive to parents and their children and their needs but am always eager to learn what I can do to be better for families and their children.
One of my main concerns is introducing equipment (standers, walkers, corner chairs, etc). I know this is a shock for families and it is a hard adjustment. I had to recommend to a family that their child go ahead and get measured for a wheelchair before they aged out of our program so we could help fund it and they really yelled at me. (but they have done this with every piece of equipment, so I wasn't
totally shocked). I went over pros and cons from top to bottom and all
the benefits a chair would provide their child and they asked me to
leave and not return. I feel terrible and never want this to happen again, so any advice you can offer me is more than welcome!