I’ve sat on both sides of the IEP table first as a school psychologist and then as a parent. I know the feeling of thinking you are out of ideas to support your child or nurture your students. This feeling inspired my blog and my passion for helping parents and educators collaborate so that all students succeed is my life’s work.
We have to keep sharing our ideas. What works for one child may or may not work for another. Our kids are complex. Our families are complex. Classrooms are complex. There is so much information out there, but we are ultimately the decision-makers of the next best step in a child’s journey.
Together, we will find the balance between pushing a child to learn new skills and creating the space that keeps them happy and regulated, all the while remaining tuned in to our own mental wellness so that we can be the adult our neurodivergent kids needs us to be.