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Once upon a time there was a big, overstuffed basket.  And next to it was a little girl, named Elizabeth.  Elizabeth did not like to see her Mom bring out the basket because when Mom brought it out, Elizabeth knew she would have to work.

Because in the basket, you see, were all the things that Mom was told Elizabeth needed to do and work on.  There was Theraputty in it, coloring books, thick crayons, special scissors as well as things for her mouth work, like whistles or a vibrating elephant.

Mom called  this time with the basket “Elizabeth’s work time”  and it meant that Elizabeth could not do anything else while working, just sitting with mom doing thing after thing. And truthfully, little Elizabeth really hated “work time.” Read the rest of this entry »

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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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