Archives for the month of: April, 2019

We had a check to write for one of Elizabeth’s therapies.  I showed Elizabeth the name that she needed to write on the “Pay to” line.

She grabbed the pen and started to write.

So ask me how it went….

Thank you for asking….

Not well.  Her writing went from small to SO BIG by the end of the words that we had to void out the check and try two more times until it was readable and did not take two checks lengths to complete. Read the rest of this entry »

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I was just having a conversation with a new friend who asked me about our experiences with the school system as Elizabeth was growing up.  I told her that it was a struggle to have them truly understand how Elizabeth worked, her true needs and then of course, the ability to adapt and modify as her needs changed and as she matured and grew.  Her special needs of sensory processing disorder ( SPD) and dyspraxia made it very challenging!

I continued to tell her about the need for strong advocacy and how because of it, the school did listen better and we did, for the most part, work as a team.  But the thing I did stress to my friend was the need to remember and make sure others remembered what the ‘I” in IEP really stands for.  I think so much of the time, it is easy to forget this. Read the rest of this entry »

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