This manuscript embeds the author’s firsthand experiences with pediatric occupational therapy with her expertise as a developmental psychologist interested in families and their collaborations with service professionals. The author’s own experiences are used to illustrate points made in literature regarding parent–professional collaborations, as well as points made in interviews of other parents of young children with special needs. It is hoped that the article can serve as a “starting off” point for discussions and partnership building between pediatric occupational therapists and the children and families they serve.
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