Originally Posted by deafdyke
Csign, Agreed most likely 95%. BUT, and this is a huge BUT does therapy therapy therapy at exact second of dx REALLY make a giant difference vs. waiting a few months?
Demanding that a baby/little kid be put into therapy INSTANTLY, and that it become a part of their regular every day lives really does pathologize babyhood. It's almost like the parents who demand that their baby be put into Jr Kumon or who have syllabuses for playtime... There is therapy that helps kids aquire an additional skill or indepedance, and then there's "GOTTA CATCH UP ASAP, otherwise the kid will end up being one of those ASL card people.
I haven't read anywhere about people recommending this child be "put in therapy instantly". I've seen productive and thoughtful responses (for the most part). The underlying theme of each response was to get linked up with EI as soon as possible. There are good reasons for that.