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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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Our weekend project all started out with Michael saying he wanted to move his shoes from the laundry room to his bedroom.   This one request started a domino effect that resulted in us cleaning his closet, the laundry room and his room.  It also resulted in a huge amount of items donated.

As we did this, there were many items that found a new place in our home or a new purpose and this got me thinking how we all get used to things being a certain way or serving a certain purpose.  We sort of just assume that the way things are,  are the way they will remain, we don’t look to change them or see their other potentials.

Sure initially, I was thinking Read the rest of this entry »

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