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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,816
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Hi there :)  Sounds like my boy.  I believe a...

Hi there :)  Sounds like my boy.  I believe a number of doctors will throw that diagnosis out there when they know "something" is going on but isn't quite sure what it is.  It gives parents the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-19-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Fantastic article!  Thanks for sharing.  Great...

Fantastic article!  Thanks for sharing.  Great to hear of your son's experiences with his team mate. 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-14-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By SpottedFoxx
It's either a sign of unmet needs or...

It's either a sign of unmet needs or overstimulation - neither will "hurt" her brain.  "The Out Of Sync Child Has Fun" is a great resource for creating a sensory diet for your child.  OT is super...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-14-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Welcome :)   How old is your child?  What...

Welcome :)
 
How old is your child?  What information can we share to help you?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-01-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Just google your question - there are a ton of...

Just google your question - there are a ton of sites which offer the milestones.  
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-31-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By SpottedFoxx
http://faculty.mccneb.edu/JFAUCHIER/psy121jf/Proj...

http://faculty.mccneb.edu/JFAUCHIER/psy121jf/Projects_SS04/Jenni%20Powers/PSY121jf/milestones.html 
 
This is pretty comprehensive.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By SpottedFoxx
What you are describing sounds more like a...

What you are describing sounds more like a sensory response than ADHD impulsiveness.  They are very similar and can feel the same but the triggers are very different.  I second reading "the out of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-29-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By SpottedFoxx
I have to say, my first thought was.... can you...

I have to say, my first thought was.... can you teach a rock to breath?  No, because it's just not something a rock does naturally.  I have ADHD.  My Mom tried to beat my inattentiveness out of me....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By SpottedFoxx
My son was a mess in kindergarten from his SPD....

My son was a mess in kindergarten from his SPD.  HOWEVER, we belong to a school district that not only recognizes the disorder but works hard to help the children who have it.  He's in his second...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Hi Donna!   I too have a son with 16p11.2...

Hi Donna!
 
I too have a son with 16p11.2 deletion :)   Are you part of the study?  If not, I highly recommend looking into it.  It really helped give us a ton of insight into the deletion and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-03-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Depends on where you live - but I did find...

Depends on where you live - but I did find this... http://school.familyeducation.com/learning-disabilities/teen-driving/41908.html
 
 
Reading Disability and Driver's Test

LD and ADD/ADHD...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-26-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Patti - that just breaks my heart.  I know...

Patti - that just breaks my heart.  I know another first mother that happened to and when the child learned what happened - the truth - she stopped all contact with her adoptive family.  They are...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-15-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pattimomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366191/just-wanted-to-stop-in#post_17151557)

Hi, I am a...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-15-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Our pediatric office is breast feeding friendly...

Our pediatric office is breast feeding friendly (as far as I know).  We go to Advocare Greentree Pediatrics.  Our pediatrician is Dr. Bryan Levey.  He leans towards the crunchy side of things...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By SpottedFoxx
All the "experts" say is that the earlier...

All the "experts" say is that the earlier intervention begins (and continues) the better off the kids will be.  Your child should qualify for services through your county's early intervention...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-26-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By SpottedFoxx
I know how lucky I am - I see the posts from...

I know how lucky I am - I see the posts from around the country and see what other families have to do to get even the most basic services for their children and it breaks my heart.  Funny story -...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By SpottedFoxx
My son and I both take vyvanse.  His "bonk" at...

My son and I both take vyvanse.  His "bonk" at the end of the day was bad at first and then it leveled out.  I'd be interested to see if there was something that could help ease the effects.  I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By SpottedFoxx
No need to apologize - this is all very...

No need to apologize - this is all very interesting.
 
I actually had a doctor tell me that she's giving him the PDD-NOS diagnosis so that the school couldn't argue with giving him services....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Thank you all so much for replying.   His OT...

Thank you all so much for replying.
 
His OT from school called me today.  We had a long talk which started with "what can I do to help you?" and I just started to cry and tell her I am so worried...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By SpottedFoxx
I'm too close to this and I desperately need...

I'm too close to this and I desperately need help.  First a little background.  My son is 7 years old.  He has a genetic deletion (16p11.2) which is known to cause autism.  When we first sought...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-24-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By SpottedFoxx
They use the red/yellow/green light system in my...

They use the red/yellow/green light system in my son's class.  Each child starts on green and certain unwanted behaviors can send them to yellow.  When at yellow they will have a few minutes to talk...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by thatgirliknew http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366191/just-wanted-to-stop-in#post_17147330)

Not sure if...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-16-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By SpottedFoxx
I think it's lovely that you want to do this for...

I think it's lovely that you want to do this for your niece.  Tapestry books has a whole section of children's books relating to foster-adopt...
 ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-16-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By SpottedFoxx
It really depends on the cause of her delay.  If...

It really depends on the cause of her delay.  If it's a tone issue (meaning muscle tone), you can do oral strengthening exercises.  For example, our speech therapist would play a "chase the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   10-10-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By SpottedFoxx
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by staceychev http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360203/vaccination-choice-in-southern-new-jersey#post_17095430)...
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