The ability to persuade another person to do what you want is a critical skill for all advocates. Parents who are fighting overstretched health and education systems to get resources for their children with special needs must learn the art of persuasion if they are to be effective advocates for their children. It is important to point out that being persuasive doesn’t mean being aggressive. It is important that you have a good working relationship with anyone involved in your child’s health and education. The key is to be assertive not aggressive.
I want to share with you an excellent article from Forbes which discusses persuasion. The article The 21 Principles of Persuasion by Jason Nazar can be found here: