Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Too little, too late!
Why does help always seem late and not sufficient? I sat and spoke with my daughter's pediatrician today. He indicated that he would make a referral for her, but that she would likely not get help for at least 6 months, when she is likely to have made significant decline. He also admitted that even with the referral, she would likely not recieve highly effective intervention. I have to say that this is the third such conversation that I had with a professional, or system, this week. Her school indicated that it would likely be a minimum of 12 weeks before they could assess her, and next year before she got any help. Everyone is sorry, but resigned to accept this too little, too late approach to helping children and families. What do you do when you don't know what to do and no one can help you...much.