Having kids with fine motor difficulties, shoe tying has been a bit of a blessing and a bit of a curse. It has been a blessing because they finally learned HOW and were ABLE to get them tight enough that they stayed tied.
It has officially begun. Not summer, yet, but our break from therapies. I felt like they were handing us the Golden Ticket when D1’s OT said, “You guys need to have a break. Enjoy the summer together as a family and don’t worry about therapies. You deserve it.” Ten years of therapies. 10 years of […]
“When was the last time you guys took a break from therapies?” His OT asked me this question, and I hadn’t really thought about it before. “Never,” I replied, “we’ve been at this 2-3 times a week for 10 years.” Wow. The realization hit me pretty hard after I said it. We have literally been […]
D1 is 9 now. “Nine and a HALF”, as he would correct me. He had his annual OT Evaluation last Monday, and we got good news! His OT has discharged him from individual OT again, for a while.
All of you notebookers out there, I’m looking for suggestions. I have tons of notebooking supplies, pages, pens, glue, and the kids each have a notebook. I love how notebooks turn out, even by the youngest kids, because they are invested in the end result. They remember what they learn when they produce something for […]
When D1 saw the speech therapist on Monday, I brought something up which has concerned me lately. D1 has really taken an interest in reading. He’s a very good reader, and he is beginning to enjoy it too. What I have noticed though, is that since his reading skills have finally come together and he […]
D1 is doing well, speech-wise. With his therapist he is working on language goals– particularly answering “WHY” questions, STILL. He is dealing with a little stammering still, although having him “Slow down, take a breath, now say it” helps. His speech therapist thinks he began stammering as a way for his brain to catch up […]
School and classroom accommodations, that is. Considering that this is the beginning of the school year, many parents are still in IEP mode… attempting to get their child’s IEP’s set up for the year, and figuring out how the teacher and support staff will implement that IEP. From a homeschooling standpoint, parents just beginning a […]
Question from a reader, about global apraxia: Q. “I am a grandmother whose 2nd grandchild (probably) has verbal apraxia. He is 2 1/2 and the therapist said he was too young to diagnose. He also has mouth issues. He loves to put bark (from flower beds) in his mouth. He is a joy in my life […]
Well, the first two weeks of school went pretty well. Last week Mrs. R had the kids reviewing and quizzing on the 100 most frequently used words. This was 25 words per day, for four days. They were supposed to “write each missed word five times” for homework. D1 didn’t BRING any homework home last […]