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Well how did it happen?
August is here!

For us that means school is literally right around the corner. I know I just printed out the supply list for my son, Michael. I think I have been in a state of denial up until the calendar silently started screaming at me that I needed to face reality.

So I did. And now we are planning the other run of the mill back to school things such as clothes shopping and prepping for open house night etc.

But when you have a child with special needs those back to school things get more Read the rest of this entry »

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There are so many things that we have worked on for Elizabeth on her life’s journey. Some of them have been easier than others to succeed in and some remain in that often referred to list called “we are working on it.”   Probably one of the biggest things on that list is now, and will probably always be, COMMUNICATION.

With Elizabeth’ special needs of global dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder ( SPD), for her, learning to speak was a lot of work.  It involved years of speech therapy, work at home as well as the use of other things that further communication. By this I mean emotion charts that would allow a young Elizabeth to point at what she was feeling instead of struggling to articulate her feelings.  To this day, Elizabeth still struggles with some misarticulations that she can self-correct but does not always do because she is enjoying a conversation or excited to tell you something.   Again, we are working on it. Read the rest of this entry »

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