top of page
Tips for working with your child’s team more effectively

Tips for working with your child’s team more effectively
You have a right to be treated with respect, just as professionals.

You and the professional are partners in working out your child’s problems.

You know your child better then anyone else. Don’t be intimidated by professionals. Be as clear as possible.

Ask the professional to explain things to your in plain English if you don’t understand the terms being used. If you don’t 
understand how the professional came to a conclusion, ask for a specific reason behind it.

You many disagree with professionals about their recommendations for your child.

Don’t be afraid to say so. Explain your point of view in a calm, courteous way.

Parents and professionals should respect each others time.

If you need more time with the professional, say so.

Keep in regular contact with any professional involved with your child.

Find a safe place to keep all your child’s important records.

Encourage members of your child’s professional team to talk with one another.

If you are pleased with a professional, say so.

If you can’t work things out with a processional directly, you may need to discuss your problems with a supervisor.

If you have tried all of the above and still cannot get along with the professional, think about changing to a different 

bottom of page