Thank you Over&Out for your kind comment. I just wish that as one person, I could make the difference with my colleagues that I think is necessary. We went into this profession for a reason - and it is an honorable and can be a very rewarding profession. We need to stop being willing to working in hallways, gyms and locker rooms. We need to stop doing all the paperwork at home after putting in a full day. We need to ask administration if they think that they would be able to be successful with some of the language disabilities that we are leaving behind in these children because we cannot treat them appropriately and fully.
Paperwork has become a mantra of those in administration. They say we must protect ourselves legally. Well - since I have two children that are lawyers, I go to them often for their opinions on things. Their point to me is that we would not have to "protect" ourselves if we were doing the job correctly - meeting student needs first. Documenting what needs to be documented for our therapy and keep moving forward doing the things that we know are right. I am so sad at the way we have allowed our situation to be twisted and are not allowed to treat children in the schools the way they deserve to receive therapy. I wish all good luck and there is a saying that I have attempted to live by ... "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." Mark Twain
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