Archives for the month of: February, 2019

I know that those first few flakes of snow seems so pretty.  We even open the curtains at night and look up and sigh…..

That was in November.

Now it is February and we do not think they are so pretty anymore.  We do not make a point to look up at them at night and I am pretty sure we are not sighing at their beauty.

We are knee deep in winter here in Ohio.  From the negative 45 degree wind chill to the 15 inches of snow we got in one weekend.

We are also knee deep in cabin fever.  For our nice and warm friends, please bear with me.  Cabin fever is not exclusive to those in the cold.

We try to battle this in 4 easy peasy ways… Read the rest of this entry »

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When someone asks me about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Global Dyspraxia, I tell them I am happy to share our story but I  make sure to tell them that I am in no way an expert on how the disorders affect others.  I am only an expert in how they affect my daughter, Elizabeth.

I always say that I am happy and grateful to share our story because it may help others find a solution or in the most simple terms, show them that they are not alone. This is something I know I wished I had felt when Elizabeth was little.

Knowing you are not alone is so important because many times the only thing you feel is alone as you try to find a path or plan for your child.  One that fits their unique needs.  These needs affect all ages and many disorders.

In our years together, Elizabeth and I have encountered many obstacles to her mastering a skill.   Sometimes it was because her increased anxiety made her sensory issues more pronounced or vice versa. Sometimes it was because of her frustration at her Dyspraxia and how it affected her ability to learn a new skill. Read the rest of this entry »

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