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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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Spring brings a lot of great things like pretty flowers, blooming trees and birds chirping away….GROWTH!  LIFE!

It also brings around something lovingly called,  IEP season.  Alright, lovingly is a bit of sarcasm because the one adjective NEVER used to describe an IEP meeting is lovingly.  For me, IEP time is one to focus on the growth that Elizabeth has shown all year, the new things she has accomplished and the focus/plan for future growth.

Kind of very similar to the flowers, trees and birds…. GROWTH AND THE CELEBRATION OF IT. Read the rest of this entry »

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