The first time my youngest son completed a speech and language assessment, he was four years old. I brought him in on the recommendation of his preschool teacher. At the end of testing, the Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) actually patted my hand as she said, “He’s fine. He’s young and still has a lot… Continue reading Speech Therapy For The Older Child
I have plans to leave with a friend overnight later this summer. I seriously can’t wait. Time to just be a girl and sleep? I could cry right now just thinking about it. The only thing that I am dreading is leaving my son. He is already anxious about it. For weeks he has been… Continue reading Party Planning And Thank You Notes For Kids
I stumbled across an old journal last week. It was for the year 2010 when my oldest son was six and my youngest, three. I read through it and smiled at all the cute sayings and sweet moments, grateful I had taken the time to record them. (I had completely forgotten that my little guy… Continue reading How Do I Help My Anxious Child?
The first time my son and I walked into an occupational therapy gym, I had no idea what to expect. He was nine years old and had been struggling for years. Noises – loud or repetitive. Smells – good or bad. Shoes. Socks. Tags. Grass. Sand. He was overwhelmed by the world and had been… Continue reading Occupational Therapy at Home (DIY Strategies For Helping Your Child)
My son was hiding under the chair in the doctor’s office, softly rocking and hitting his head. One minute prior, he had been sitting in the same chair, talking to the doctor all about Ancient Egypt. Then the nurse brought in the syringes for his vaccinations. In a matter of seconds, my son was trying… Continue reading DIY Therapies For Children: Can I Do This At Home?