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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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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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