Not only could it have been a gigantic waste of time for them to come get speech therapy from someone who only had sub-par training in some areas, but what about the cost?
I remember the days of filling out the appeals of denied therapy and wondering what the heck I was doing so wrong that my patients weren’t making progress like they should, their services were denied reimbursement, and I felt like the biggest failure ever and on the brink of total and complete burnout.And then I found like minded colleagues on social media, which turned out to be a blessing and a curse all at the same time.
At first I was on cloud nine that so many people were seeking the answers that I was looking for as well, but then it almost became a game of Scrabble.
I found myself more conflicted than ever, because everyone had the best of intentions, but who can tell who actually knows what they’re talking about behind a social media handle?
We all try so hard to do the best for our patients, but there’s no peer review process online, no way to verify the evidence unless the poster provides several research articles, in which case we’re back to square 1 of spending hundreds of hours pouring through research papers that may or may not even be applicable to me or my patients after spending hundred of dollars just to access the articles, which makes this game not so fun anymore.
And who suffers most?