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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-15-2011, 09:44 AM
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Posted By 3girlmom
My daughter also has TS.  We started her on...

My daughter also has TS.  We started her on growth hormone when she was 15 months old, so it has been just over three years.  I am a big fan of growth hormone, which has been around for a long time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-10-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By 3girlmom
Absolutely, yes. I would find a new OT if the...

Absolutely, yes. I would find a new OT if the one you are seeing can't break down for you the ways in which your child is sensory seeking (tactile) and sensory avoiding (auditory). My DD is the same...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   12-09-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By 3girlmom
Explorations Play Studio has some open studio...

Explorations Play Studio has some open studio times coming up; this is a fantastic, Waldorf-inspired place to be. Nicole has a website:

www.explorationsplaystudio.com...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-08-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By 3girlmom
So, Ambien. A wonderful drug, but could interact...

So, Ambien. A wonderful drug, but could interact with other drugs to produce the hallucinations or even more dramatic effects. I'm not sure how it works with pediatric patients, because you have to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-08-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By 3girlmom
My DD has significant feeding issues as a result...

My DD has significant feeding issues as a result of sensory defensiveness. We worked with a fantastic feeding specialist, and this is what she had me do. It took months to see great results but we...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-25-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By 3girlmom
Sending you a PM with a therapist's name.

Sending you a PM with a therapist's name.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-20-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By 3girlmom
Not sure from your user name or not if you are...

Not sure from your user name or not if you are in Virginia, but just outside the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville is Kluge Children's Rehab., which is associated with UVa. My daughter was evaluated...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-18-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By 3girlmom
My kid has crazy severe SPD, but definitely...

My kid has crazy severe SPD, but definitely doesn't have autism. Her OT and everyone else who is reasonably knowledgeable about SPD have been pretty adamant about this point; occasionally I run into...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-16-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By 3girlmom
Growth hormone was what worked for us and took...

Growth hormone was what worked for us and took us from below the third percentile to 35th (and she was always proportional). I doubt (even without knowing you) that you are underfeeding your child....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,113
Posted By 3girlmom
I would not drop OT. Especially if she is...

I would not drop OT. Especially if she is sensory seeking, OT should be a treat for her because she can get her sensory needs met there in a way it is hard to do anywhere else. If she hates it, it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,621
Posted By 3girlmom
Hm, actually, the reason I homeschool is because...

Hm, actually, the reason I homeschool is because we're too lazy to get up in time for the bus. I'm happy to admit that. It goes through here a little after 7:00 and usually serves as my wake-up.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-11-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,953
Posted By 3girlmom
All my kids attend Montessori preschool until...

All my kids attend Montessori preschool until they finish the final year, and then I homeschool. I do this for several reasons, even though I love homeschooling and plan to continue for as long as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-18-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By 3girlmom
We use a program called Knights of Knowledge. It...

We use a program called Knights of Knowledge. It is Waldorf-inspired, I think. I love the manipulatives - jewels for learning to count, nobility to describe the functions (Duchess of Divides into...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-21-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By 3girlmom
I just have two things to add to the excellent...

I just have two things to add to the excellent advice in this thread:

1) SNS - We tried it and I found it backfired in that my daughter became suspicious of nursing and nursed for even shorter...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By 3girlmom
My understanding is that growth hormone does not...

My understanding is that growth hormone does not affect weight. DD receives GH injections daily to treat her short stature (she has Turner Syndrome). Girls with TS (boys don't have it) are not GH...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-09-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By 3girlmom
At the urging of the preschool, we had tests...

At the urging of the preschool, we had tests done when our daughter was 4. It was interesting to find out how DD thinks, and it gave me some knowledge about how to work with her strengths and to...
Forum: Montessori   08-09-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By 3girlmom
I'm sure someone else will post a dissenting...

I'm sure someone else will post a dissenting opinion, but I don't think I'd do it (and I am a homeschooling mom myself - my kids attend Montessori preschool, then, when it's time for first grade, I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-09-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,442
Posted By 3girlmom
HEY! I live in Central Virginia! UVa? My...

HEY! I live in Central Virginia! UVa? My daughter's primary doctor is great, but when things weren't going so well it was way out of their league. Specialists were the way to go, and you need a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-09-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By 3girlmom
I have a 19 pound 21 month old. I give her hemp...

I have a 19 pound 21 month old. I give her hemp milk and mix in Amazing Grass Kidz Super Food powder in Outrageous Chocolate Flavor. This is a greens supplement - not so high in calories but in...
Forum: Montessori   07-31-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,485
Posted By 3girlmom
I would hope that is true for all parents - that...

I would hope that is true for all parents - that if our child needs us, we will be there.

At our first Montessori school, when our LO was in the toddler program, parents were supposed to come and...
Forum: Montessori   07-30-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,485
Posted By 3girlmom
I don't think being comfortable with leaving...

I don't think being comfortable with leaving your children means you care for them with any less intensity than the parents who have trouble separating. I think it's dangerous to suggest that some...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,800
Posted By 3girlmom
Yup, in our experience, the tiptoe walking was...

Yup, in our experience, the tiptoe walking was sensory avoidance. Trying to avoid getting all the sensory information from the feet by limiting the feets' contact with the surface.

This is also...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-27-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By 3girlmom
We're fans. I've even taken the workshop and can...

We're fans. I've even taken the workshop and can do it on my older kids and husband, who really respond. Of course, I'm not nearly knowledgable or gifted enough to do the work my SN toddler needs;...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,442
Posted By 3girlmom
We scheduled the testing for first thing in the...

We scheduled the testing for first thing in the morning, so I nursed at about 2:00 and then not again. If they'll "let" you nurse depends on the technician, I imagine...if you've had tests done...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,442
Posted By 3girlmom
I have an FTT daughter, 19 pounds at 21 months....

I have an FTT daughter, 19 pounds at 21 months. We know that she has an endocrine disorder which makes it difficult for her to grow, but we still don't have a handle on why she won't gain any...
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