...Or just feel like an idiot of a parent? Or like their child is a direct reflection of their own weaknesses? Or like you "gave" them this cause you can't even distinguish what the hell is going on ???
Every time I meet with everybody, or even just the teacher, I feel like I am not "doing" enough with the dx my daughter has, like I should be doing more or helping them help her. But in all actuality, I have no idea where to begin. I *know my daughter, I *know she's different. I see her delays and see how it's going to be an up-hill struggle academically, but I feel so stupid myself sometimes I don't know how to even explain where I am coming from to teacher/speech therapist/ot/psychologist. And they talk to me with all the lingo and education that they have and I am sitting there bouncing a three month old on my knee, praying my three year old will go easy on us tonight, wishing it could be easier, or clearer for us all.
As she is getting older, it's getting more in my face. She has a dx of PDD-NOS, is a young young 2nd grader, doing well emotionally and socially for the most part, but has a really hard time with all parts of traditional learning and is nowhere she should be in terms of reading, speaking and math and such. I could bet money I have ADD as an adult and feel my focus flittering about in between parenting, creativity, and being and have learned to deal with it semi-successfully as an adult. Of course, until I have to do stuff so in reality as this....
Anyone been here? Should I get outside help to figure out where to target her needs with a clear dx and such...?
I guess I am just looking for a keyboard to lean on :/