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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-18-2011, 06:41 PM
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Posted By hadleys_mom
My daughter was born at 23 weeks and as a result...

My daughter was born at 23 weeks and as a result is blind.  She has been selected as a finalist in a contest for an awesome assistive device, the Intel Reader.  This device would open the world of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-12-2011, 06:20 PM
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Views: 152
Posted By hadleys_mom
My DD is 7 and has some speech issues that make...

My DD is 7 and has some speech issues that make it difficult for her to correctly form some sounds. We have been working with a speech therapist but not gaining much ground.  We homeschool and she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-26-2010, 05:56 AM
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Views: 206
Posted By hadleys_mom
  First, big hugs. Its not always easy having...


First, big hugs. Its not always easy having a kid with sensory issues but it can be more manageable with the right help.  He does sound like he has pretty classic sensory issues. Having been...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-22-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By hadleys_mom
Yep! My DD is gifted and visually impaired with...

Yep! My DD is gifted and visually impaired with SPD, hypotonia, anxiety and possibly NVLD.  We homeschool which helps create the individualized learning environment that she needs. 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-08-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By hadleys_mom
Have you looked for sport programs that are...

Have you looked for sport programs that are geared towards all abilities, not just ASD specific programs?  My DD participates in an all abilities competitive cheerleading squad and baseball. Miracle...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By hadleys_mom
Tear the toilet paper from the roll BEFORE...

Tear the toilet paper from the roll BEFORE wiping. 
 
I love you too but can we kiss when I am done going pee.
 
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By hadleys_mom
Could it be an iron deficiency? My DS had a...

Could it be an iron deficiency? My DS had a similar problem last winter and most of this summer until we realized his iron was low. With a supplement, he tolerated the cold better and slept through...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By hadleys_mom
My 5 year old DS only ate 7 different type food...

My 5 year old DS only ate 7 different type food and was started to slowly lose interest in those foods too.  We were able to get him into a food group with my DD's occupational therapist and we've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By hadleys_mom
Maybe therapeutic horseback riding?

Maybe therapeutic horseback riding?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By hadleys_mom
I'm hoping someone can help. A few months ago I...

I'm hoping someone can help. A few months ago I saw a post that either was about or mentioned small towns that are looking to have people move to them by offering free land. Or something along those...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-06-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By hadleys_mom
My heart goes out to you and Bridget....

My heart goes out to you and Bridget. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By hadleys_mom
I'd probably keep the mattress but just put it...

I'd probably keep the mattress but just put it on the floor. Its cheaper than getting any type of mat. And my two will play for hours just rolling around on my bed with a ton of pillows. ikea has a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By hadleys_mom
My dd just turned 7 and has anxiety issues...

My dd just turned 7 and has anxiety issues (along with SPD, a severe visually impairment, apraxia, hypotonia, and NVDL). It is only in the last month that someone has been able to put a label to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-30-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By hadleys_mom
Big hugs! Sadly, you just get used to it. You...

Big hugs! Sadly, you just get used to it. You learn to really appreciate the tiny, tiny victories. And I think it is important to have at least one friend who gets it and allows you to vent....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By hadleys_mom
Awwww!!! I bet it felt great under all that...

Awwww!!! I bet it felt great under all that fluffy weight!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-29-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By hadleys_mom
I have no real advise on how to stress the...

I have no real advise on how to stress the importance of the father-child bond but maybe you could set up an standing time that you have alone time. Start out for a short period, like an hour or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By hadleys_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by Petie1104...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petie1104 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15993018)
Foster Cline and Jim Fay The full title is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-28-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By hadleys_mom
Can anyone pass on the authors name of the Love...

Can anyone pass on the authors name of the Love and Logic book? I did a google search but found a lot books with similar titles.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-27-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,966
Posted By hadleys_mom
I say enjoy it! As a SAHM it is so easy to get...

I say enjoy it! As a SAHM it is so easy to get burned out or feel overwhelmed during different phases of your child's life. So if right now you are in a good place to just relax with a lazy day and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-26-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By hadleys_mom
Awwww! My 23 week miracle just turned seven! She...

Awwww! My 23 week miracle just turned seven! She too has ROP and is severely visually impaired.

Best toys:
Anything that lights up and makes noise. All those obnoxious baby toys that make noise...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By hadleys_mom
Our insurance did not cover the theratags and...

Our insurance did not cover the theratags and they cost us over $1000. We saw a drastic increase in stability right away with them on and after a few weeks even with them off she was more stable but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By hadleys_mom
My DD has low tone, NVLD, SPD, anxiety/OCD and...

My DD has low tone, NVLD, SPD, anxiety/OCD and is visually impaired. She did the exact same thing up until about 6 months ago. (She just turned 7 yesterday) Though she did not sit on the potty,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-21-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By hadleys_mom
Quote: Originally Posted by nathansmum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nathansmum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15968141)
Just discovered a lovely book of Buddhist...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-20-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By hadleys_mom
I've had several medical "professionals"...

I've had several medical "professionals" recommend it for DD. But when I talk to them about side effects they all say there are none. But when I research it, I see there are side effects. We have...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-19-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,348
Posted By hadleys_mom
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif We are a Buddhist homeschooling family!
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