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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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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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