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Helping Kids Thrive

May 27, 2021

Guest: Veronica Smitley, SLP + CF Fighter

Have you ever had a recommendation from a doctor that you felt uncomfortable with? Has your child needed something at school that you didn’t know how to ask for?

In this episode of Helping Kids Thrive, Veronica Smitley, Speech Language Pathologist and CF Fighter, shares her story of self advocacy as she has navigated her life with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. She shares insight into areas of her life that she has advocated in, specific ways that she built relationships and communicated her needs, and things she advocated for in medical settings, school settings, and with her peers.

Listen in to our conversation to learn all about the importance of not only being an advocate for your child, but also teaching your child to be an advocate for themself.