Category Archives: Therapy

Our Role & words hurt

So I was thinking, draw 3 circles on a piece of paper.  One inside the other, so really you have 3 cirles around each other(as pictured)   The inner circle is our children, this is their culture of being a child with special needs. The middle circle is us, the parents.  We’re not in the…

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learning…

Learning…I’ve not written about homeschooling yet so I thought maybe this would be a good time.  Homeschooling isn’t so typical for us, we have many challenges to get over.  We do use therapies as part of our daily routine (even if we are still on sabbatical from professional therapies at our local hospital).  We do…

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How far he’s come. How far we have to go.

She wailed that B had her popcorn. Popcorn being used loosely as the container that once held popcorn kernels, gladly accepted by her at its end as an addition to her kitchen belongings….this thing that B was handling in front of her (the nerve) with an item of his already stuffed inside. To keep my…

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Botox Dip

My son had his Botox treatment this week.  I knew about 2 weeks ago it was needed.  It’s funny how that works.  At first you think, is it worth it?  Am I doing it for him or for me?  Actually, both.  I do it for him. His spasticity is so severe, he could curl into a…

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Gourmet baby from the getgo…

Do you cook seperate for someone in the family?  Do they have special dietary restrictions or needs?  My son has a dairy allergy.  I say an allergy because it appears that if we avoid it all together we have a sweeter life.  We’ve never had an official test, but doctor’s have said why test you…

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Let’s Get Real

I’m a realist.  Because of that, I sometimes get frustrated when it comes to raising a child with Down syndrome.  I want to know what is realistic and my questions are usually met with, “Don’t put limits on your child.  She can do anything she wants.” Well, yes, and no.  I mean, yes, if we…

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Learning to ride…one step at a time…

A Cowboy Needs a Horse Johnny lives in a big city, but has everything a cowboy could want (Everything, everything) He has a place to pan for gold (Panning, panning) And he has time to shoot a buffalo everyday (Shooting, shooting) And every night, he dreams he’s a cowboy riding the rangeFinally found the words…

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Have You Tried Sign Language

Sign language seems to be the current cure-all for those dealing with speech issues with their children.  You are bombarded with it either for your toddler who is just learning to talk or for your child whose speech is delayed. In the beginning I had a positive attitude about sign language.  I introduced it to…

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Is that too much to ask?

This week my husband’s grandmother passed away.  She was 93 year old, never took more than a multi-vitamin in her life.  She did however, several years back, begin her journey with Alzheimer’s Disease.  It was a long journey, spending 10 years in a nursing home.  She had 5 children, 12 grandchildren…and so many great grand…

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It Will Come

“It will come.”  Three simple words meant as encouragement.  Meant to give hope. They don’t. In fact, often they are received as a dismissal.  As a means of telling me it’s not a big deal.  Because I know this phrase is not meant in the way I perceive it, I simply smile and say, “I…

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