For everyone who is expressing the same sentiment, when you are in a good enough place to share, please share with as many people, especially parents as possible.
As a school psychologist, it is getting harder and harder to fight the misinformation out on social media today.
Something as simple as thinking that children don’t know that they are different and that having an accurate diagnosis is going to harm them instead of being a relief.
It is a major first step for many families.
Doing hard, systematic, evidence-based work is not as sexy on the internet as the promises of misinformation.