Focus on positive

Reclaiming the dignity lost in a diagnosis, by Cas Faulds (We are like your child blog).

My son is autistic, and I know what it is like to sit with professionals and be told how limited your child is.  

Her recommendation: Rewrite the professional report using positive (neurodiverse) language, rather than negative/deficit (pathology) language- and she includes an example.

You are going to have to introduce your child to teachers and therapists and you’re going to have to do that more than once.  When you do, you want to do that from a place of strength rather than a place of weakness.  You want to highlight your child’s unique potential rather than place limitations on them.  

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