Having a “functionally nonverbal” child does not mean I have a quiet child. He is making noises all the time whether they be verbal stims, repeating movie scripts over and over again, trains crashing, doors slamming or running around in circles in the house. The oldest is a nonstop chatterbox and he’ll talk and talk […]
As Brian begins to enter the world of puberty we struggle with hormones and emotions and how to explain abstract concepts to a little boy who in some ways is no further along developmentally than a preschooler. In the mornings we’ve added in the step of using deodorant to help him not be the stinky […]
As an occupational therapy assistant (OTA), I find myself doing my best to help parents through tricky times in their lives. You read my blog….I, obviously, don’t have all the answers all the time. But I do find myself giving out these five tidbits over and over again. No, they don’t have to do with […]
It was that terrible hour before bed. The hour where I proclaim all electronics are off limits and my children must use their toys or their imagination or both, oh the horrors. Brian needed a shower and he begrudgingly entered the bathroom, still on the cusp of being angry over the no-electronics lock-down. We’ve been […]
Life isn’t always the pretty posed family portrait in front of the red door with a wreath. Sometimes, it’s ugly and not fun. Thankfully those are just moments in the bigger picture of a pretty great life. Just in case, you thought I had it all together and you were wondering why you didn’t- never fear, I don’t. Here’s a glimpse of one of those very real afternoons/evenings where nothing goes right.