As we are in the middle of the month of October or Sensory Processing Awareness month, I wanted to post a bit about something everyone on this journey needs to know.
I can remember the day when I learned it…..I can remember that it was NOT an easy thing to accept….and I can remember the feeling of understanding once I did. and it is that this path we are on….this journey…our road…is a marathon, not a sprint. That SPD and its dyspraxic component are part of your child forever. That there will not be a day that it is simply gone. We need to know this to realize all we do for our children will make a huge wonderful difference in their lives, but that through their lives SPD and dypsraxia will play a role. Continue reading
The title says it all…we are the very product of the lives we have lived and are living with our special needs children….for example:
Instead of rejoicing at milestones naturally achieved, we watched our children struggle to make these goals and sometimes not achieve them at all.
While other families attended football games or birthday parties, we would dissect into the smallest bits, just exactly how that game or party could play out, so we could decide if our special needs child could handle it. Continue reading
The start of the 2013-2014 school year….it seems like it was only one minute ago I was walking to the car at the end of the last day of school with an extremely happy seven year old and seeing the smile of Elizabeth as she said “We’re off!”
So much free time, so many fun things to do….summer time!
And now we are labeling school supplies, figuring out what new clothes we need, deciding where the new bus stop will be….school time. Continue reading