I don't like my son's new speech therapist!
I do NOT like her...I will give her a few more weeks, but I see this relationship ending very soon. This was her second week with Brady, and there are several problems.
1 - Her "style" and personality don't mesh with Brady. We've had therapists like her in the past, and they have only lasted a few weeks. Period. She is agressive, in your face, and just too strong in her methods.
2 - She expects too much out of my son...she speaks to him like he's smarter than he really is. He has no idea of about 90% of what she says. She expects him to do things developmentally that he isn't ready for and just doesn't understand...simple as that. EVERYTHING she says is very dramatized and she signs everything! Brady looks at her like she's stupid! He gets very frustrated with her.
3 - She hasn't taken any time to get to know Brady or anything about him...she has gone ahead full board as if she has worked with him for a year!
4 - She expects me to do EVERYTHING she says to do at home...I am able to do some things but not everything...not yet...with my son, you have to go slowly and work your way up. You can't just start full board! She doesn't get that. When I told her what I've done with him yesterday, she basically said it wasn't good enough...that I needed to do exactly what she said. I told her that we would work up to that but I can do it all tomorrow...we have to start small and slow and go up from there.
My husband will go with us next week and we'll see how it goes, but I'm thinking she will be gone soon!