Archives for the month of: March, 2019

As I was driving Michael from track practice this week, he and I noticed that one house had recently decorated for Easter.  There were several very large Easter bunnies in the front yard, a pretty holiday wreath on the front door and about 1,427 colored Easter eggs scattered on the front yard.   That house was a true melody of pastel colors and so fun to look at.

As we passed by the house Michael said “Remember how much Elizabeth liked to do Easter egg hunts?”  “Yes!!!!”  I told him.  And we talked about how many times she liked to hide the eggs as well as hunt them.  I told Michael that there were many things she liked in the whole Easter celebration but that many of them took some work to allow her to enjoy them.  This was due to her special needs of global dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder ( SPD).  I told Michael we had to learn how to make the activities fun and low anxiety for her.

This got me thinking that now that we are 21 Easters into this journey, maybe I could share some of the things we did to help Elizabeth and maybe one or two of them can be used by you for your child.  So here we go: Read the rest of this entry »

I was driving the other day and as I said in a previous blog, I drive a lot because I take Elizabeth to and from her college program 4 days a week.  She is my daughter who has special needs.  Her special needs are global dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder (SPD).

So I am driving her and I reach into my purse to pull out my favorite gum.  I used to buy it in pack form until I found the holy grail of it called the pouch form!  No more pushing out pieces or working with little trays of it, nope just reach in grab a handful and enjoy.  So as I am in the process of shoving about 10 pieces into my mouth, Elizabeth starts laughing at me and asks “You really like that gum huh Mom?”  I told her I loved it and I do.  I actually look forward to reaching into that pouch a lot.  And this got me thinking. Read the rest of this entry »

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