non-verbal

Depending on others is NO fun

Depending on others is NO fun

Yep. I have been a blog slacker. Today though something has been going through my mind so much that I felt the need to blog about it….. Some of you may know that I had to have abdominal surgery. It all went well, and everything is fine….I am just finishing up “recovery time” which my surgeon […]

Integrated Listening

Integrated Listening

Boston does not like wearing headphones…..in fact he pretty much hates headphones which is an issue when the plan is to start incorporating Integrated Listening into his ABA program.  So the plan is to start training him to wear them.  How exactly? The Wiggles of course! The Wiggles go on the ipad the same time the […]

HOW did Brooklyn "ROCK" her quizzes???

HOW did Brooklyn “ROCK” her quizzes???

Yesterday I shared this picture of Brooklyn after school on facebook, saying she ROCKED two quizzes.  I had a couple comments and emails asking about how she took them so I thought I would do a blog post to help explain it a bit more. (Thank you Beth – emailing you encouraged me to share!) […]

Confession of a special needs mom: "I am a bad friend."

Confession of a special needs mom: “I am a bad friend.”

As a special needs mom I have read quite a few articles like this and even shared a few but this by far is my favorite so far. Please read the article before continuing on with this blog post:) I want to take a moment to thank my “typical” friends that have not given up […]

Tobii Mounts are done!

Tobii Mounts are done!

I need to give a BIG thank you to Jon for taking time today to get both of Brooklyn’s mounts for the MyTobii together. We have two, one for her wheelchair and another rolling mount that can be used with other seats. This of course is the one for her wheelchair. I took one look […]

Making Choices

Making Choices

Many of you who follow this blog know that Boston is non-verbal. We currently have no real form of communication. We guess, a lot. He yells a lot. We have a couple “basic” things- he knows where his cups are stored and will go near them (and sometimes yell) letting us know he is thirsty.  […]

iPads in the classroom

iPads in the classroom

Of course my first Rett Syndrome post for awareness month is going to be about inclusion – it is no secret that I LOVE it! Today’s focus though is on using an ipad in the classroom. Brooklyn is in the third grade this year, her classroom (along with all the third grades at Ryan Park […]

If only I could hear your voices…..

Thanks to my cousin Patricia , I have found a new blogger that I love. Her name is Jo Ashline and from  the small amount of time that I have spent on her blog in the last 24 hours, I think I have found a new friend ;) Some of you might have read her […]

Occupational Therapy - HopeBridge

Occupational Therapy – HopeBridge

Boston had an AMAZING OT session at Hopebridge today. We started the session by walking to the park for some time in the swings. We all know Boston LOVES  to swing!! What you might not know is when he swings – the sensory input he receives is amazing, and he works so much harder the […]

If only we could clone her...

If only we could clone her…

I feel so incredibly blessed to live within driving distance of Susan Norwell. For those of you not familiar with her, she is truly an angel in the Rett Syndrome Community. In her own words she states, “My company, Focused Learning Solutions, is dedicated to learning for children with significant disabilities.  Its primary focus is […]