If your child receives a diagnosis, such as ASD or a speech delay, it can result in a wide range of emotions. All of these feelings are valid. Again, for emphasis: your feelings are valid- all of them, whatever they are. .
That being said, one thing I try to emphasize with parents whose child has recently been given a diagnosis or who are struggling with the diagnosis, is that a diagnosis can open doors. What this means is that often, a diagnosis is the first step toward getting the appropriate services and supports in place to best help your child. And, isn’t that what all of us parents want .
It can be beneficial to view a diagnosis as a way to access help, rather than through the lens of as something limiting. Unfortunately, the way our system is set up (at least in the US, can’t speak to other countries), services such as speech therapy, ABA, OT, physical therapy, etc. are usually only covered through insurance/government assistance if the recipient has a diagnosis/medical prescription. Otherwise, the family can access those services, but must pay out of pocket- which is too cost prohibitive for most families. .
A diagnosis does NOT define your child. Your child is SO much more than whatever label may be given. But, by receiving a diagnosis, you can start the process of getting whatever services are needed to help your child have the best outcomes. .
I strongly believe that parents in general could benefit from ABA informed parenting and that ABA services should be available to anyone, with or without a diagnosis. The science works, regardless of the individual’s label.
This can be a touchy subject, but I’d love to have a respectful dialogue and learn from others- parents, practitioners, related fields, etc. What are your thoughts
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