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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-30-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Lottie
Hi again Tapatio Just wanted to say Hi again...

Hi again Tapatio
Just wanted to say Hi again and send a hug!
I was also considering if I needed antidepressants, and started seeing a counsellor again that I saw a few times previously when I had...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Lottie
Thank you LaughingHyena i will look at those...

Thank you LaughingHyena i will look at those suggestions and am checking my library for them. I was delighted to see 'newsround' did an episode on autism - i used to watch newsround as a child...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By Lottie
Hi Tapatio I can relate to what you are saying...

Hi Tapatio
I can relate to what you are saying - getting a diagnosis brought a lot of conflicted feelings for me too. My ds has strengths that mean on some days I can hardly believe it's true that...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Lottie
Thanks Tapatio! It's always nice to hear from...

Thanks Tapatio! It's always nice to hear from someone in the same boat - hug! - I have found a couple of books I really like and a few that were *not* great. I would recommend checking out 'my...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Lottie
sorry - i have no idea why my reply appeared...

sorry - i have no idea why my reply appeared twice!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Lottie
Hi there We have an Occupational Therapist...

Hi there

We have an Occupational Therapist who has done home visits and helped me with strategies for the areas of life that are challenging for my ASD sensory seeker (and me!). Is your son having...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Lottie
Hi there We have an Occupational Therapist...

Hi there

We have an Occupational Therapist who has done home visits and helped me with strategies for the areas of life that are challenging for my ASD sensory seeker (and me!). Is your son having...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Lottie
books for siblings about autism?

Hello
So we got the formal diagnosis of ASD for our 3 year old son a couple of weeks ago. Although not a surprise, somehow it was still a shock to hear the reality of the words when the doctor told...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-23-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,451
Posted By Lottie
Hi there You are being a good mom to pursue...

Hi there

You are being a good mom to pursue whatever help and therapies are available! Being in a preschool environment is also very beneficial, as long as he is receiving some support there from...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Lottie
thanks *so* much ocelotmom, sillysapling and...

thanks *so* much ocelotmom, sillysapling and livinglife! I've been busy packing and planning gluten free foods for a week long camping trip. I decided to do a 'weaning' rather than complete cold...
Forum: Ontario   07-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Lottie
oh I JUST saw this - i am not in burlington but...

oh I JUST saw this - i am not in burlington but nearby, and always happy to meet /hang out with like minded 'mothering' moms - hope you had a nice vacation!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Lottie
That's great to hear ocelotmom! Could I ask how...

That's great to hear ocelotmom! Could I ask how long before you could see a difference and was it gluten or dairy or both that you removed? I know every kid is different and unique but hearing the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Lottie
This is all very good to know! thank you...

This is all very good to know! thank you sillysapling!
Ds is not celiac, in fact there are no noticeable physical effects of dairy or gluten , but he has developmental delays in several areas and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Lottie
Thanks livinglife - I am getting ready to take...

Thanks livinglife - I am getting ready to take the leap! I am definitely intimidated by it but already feel better now I'm planning it out. I decided to phase out gluten over a week or two in the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-11-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Lottie
THANK YOU livinglife for sharing your experience...

THANK YOU livinglife for sharing your experience this is very encouraging, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. I'm giving this a lot of thought about how best to go about it.

We...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-11-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Lottie
How to do GFCF diet /biomedical approach when there's sensory issues with food?!s

Hi there

So I am looking into biomedical treatments for my ds, who is 3. He has spd along with several autistic like symptoms and behaviours, and we've been working with OT and SLP and he's seen...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Lottie
Thank you for these questions and responses, they...

Thank you for these questions and responses, they are speaking right into my own situation and making me feel less lonely in it all! So while I'm not sure I can be helpful in answering, and of course...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By Lottie
I feel for you!   Self care is so important...

I feel for you!
 
Self care is so important when we are in give mode and or survival mode pretty much 24/7 due to SPD or other issues with our kids. And yet it is SO HARD to actually find the...
Forum: Ontario   09-18-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Lottie
sure, that would be great - thanks!

sure, that would be great - thanks!
Forum: Ontario   09-14-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Lottie
Hi there I'd be interested for sure! Thanks...

Hi there
I'd be interested for sure! Thanks for posting about it
Lottie x
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-14-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Lottie
Well done advocating for your son and going...

Well done advocating for your son and going after the help he needs. I hope it goes well and there are some lightbulb moments where one or more of those specialists can shed some light on what will...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Lottie
Peony - just wanted to commiserate as dealing...

Peony - just wanted to commiserate as dealing with severe food issues is so upsetting and exhausting, I feel for you. Its lonely too as people who have only dealt with the usual toddler picky eating...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Lottie
Hi there Have you looked into relationship...

Hi there
Have you looked into relationship development intervention (RDI)?  I'm in the early stages of researching this and it looks really interesting (and the amazon reviews were positive...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-30-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Lottie
Hi again   Just thought of another thing...

Hi again
 
Just thought of another thing that was helpful - I'm not sure what age your son is but lots of food play was recommended by our OT as part of my sons therapy. My son also has self...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-27-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Lottie
thanks for the reply piglet68 - its good to have...

thanks for the reply piglet68 - its good to have a reminder that pushing him wont help, and good to hear other people have grown out of it.
the electric toothbrush is a great idea! i'm going to...
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