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Forum: The Childhood Years   11-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 69
Posted By kathteach
Binky the Space Cat, Babymouse,

Binky the Space Cat, Babymouse,
Forum: Site Help   11-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By kathteach
Is Diaper Fairy gone too?

Is Diaper Fairy gone too?
Forum: Site Help   11-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By kathteach
I'm disappointed too....hope it comes back.

I'm disappointed too....hope it comes back.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-15-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By kathteach
I think you will find more replies in the special...

I think you will find more replies in the special needs forum. We have not tried any biomedical treatments.
Forum: Learning at School   11-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By kathteach
I have seen this time and time again. My son was...

I have seen this time and time again. My son was also on the young side and was delayed socially and emotionally. It was recommended he repeat kindergarten, even though he was reading at a third...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,803
Posted By kathteach
Wondering how everyone is? We were approved this...

Wondering how everyone is? We were approved this past Friday, so I am on pins and needles wondering if we will get a call.

Did any of you watch the Our America show about foster care with Lisa...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,803
Posted By kathteach
I wanted to join this thread too.  We are in the...

I wanted to join this thread too.  We are in the midst of our homestudy.  The social worker is coming back on Thursday.  Glad to be here!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By kathteach
This is an old thread but some other good ones...

This is an old thread but some other good ones are
 
Urban Servant
Little Did I Know
6 Across
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By kathteach
In my state an Asperger's diagnosis will not get...

In my state an Asperger's diagnosis will not get you much in terms of service, but you may still get early intervention and free preschool in special education.  At the least you can get an IEP. ...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-14-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By kathteach
There are online adoption registries where...

There are online adoption registries where parents and children register their birth info in an effort to find each other. Google "adoption registry." You could also go to adoption.com where there...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-02-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By kathteach
You're right about the county.  It's such a...

You're right about the county.  It's such a joke.  The paperwork is also really difficult and by the time we got all the forms done, it was too late to turn them in because our orientation had...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-24-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By kathteach
I didn't get a good vibe from the reviews...

I didn't get a good vibe from the reviews either. People on adoptuskids fb page said she was clueless too.

It's annoying when people market themselves and use children to do so. Maybe I'm just...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-22-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,859
Posted By kathteach
Hi all...not much to report here, just going...

Hi all...not much to report here, just going through paperwork and PS-MAPP. 
 
PUH,you are going fast with your new agency! That is fantastic.  We did decide to stay with the county so we'll see...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 608
Posted By kathteach
Congrats Linda! I'm another person who has...

Congrats Linda! I'm another person who has learned much from you here through the years.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,859
Posted By kathteach
Poor Ugly Happy it's been a year and you're...

Poor Ugly Happy it's been a year and you're still not licensed???

We are going through DCFS Los Angeles too. Attended the orientation last weekend and starting classes in March. I'm really...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-24-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,579
Posted By kathteach
Some of what you wrote suggests SPD ( the oral...

Some of what you wrote suggests SPD ( the oral sensory seeking, uncomfortable clothing.). An evaluation by an occupational therapist might give you more answers. Occupational therapy may also help...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-10-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By kathteach
Life in the Grateful House I'm a Foster ...

Life in the Grateful House
I'm a Foster
Pearls of Price
Last Mom
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By kathteach
 No, I have never heard of this. I was...



No, I have never heard of this. I was intrigued as I have a friend with an ASD child who experiences audio sensitivity, but google yielded nothing. I hope another poster replies.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-03-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By kathteach
My older son has ASD and it looks now like my...

My older son has ASD and it looks now like my younger son has some special needs as well. In my heart Ive known for a long time, but to accept it is very hard. I know this is awful, but for a long...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By kathteach
Wow, you are describing my younger son (5 y.o.)...

Wow, you are describing my younger son (5 y.o.) to a "T"!!!! Petriecz that was an awesome link, I cannot say thank you enough. I have been searching for help for ds for a long time. I recently had...
Forum: Learning at School   11-30-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,239
Posted By kathteach
 I know this is an old post. But at my school...


I know this is an old post. But at my school the teacher used spray bottles. The kids would line up outside and hold their arms out and palms up. The teacher would spray heir hands with soapy...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,112
Posted By kathteach
My son struggles with encoproses. He has phases...

My son struggles with encoproses. He has phases where he poops just fine and then other times when he gets stressed and withholds. I really feel that making a big deal about soiling just makes the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By kathteach
I feel the same way. It's sad.

I feel the same way. It's sad.
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-23-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By kathteach
We are going through this too. I'm hoping more...

We are going through this too. I'm hoping more people will chime in. I want my boys to care about others and be grateful for what they have. I dont want to shame them, of course.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By kathteach
You're probably right. I can be over sensitive...

You're probably right. I can be over sensitive on the topic. I would like to say that poor social skills do not equal AS, though. A diagnosis depends on more than that one criterion.
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