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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-05-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By JohannasGarden
I homeschool my Aspie kid and feel good about...

I homeschool my Aspie kid and feel good about it--my more typical daughter insists on going to school, and we can't deny her passion for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2008, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By JohannasGarden
I know it is sad. You are clearly coming from a...

I know it is sad. You are clearly coming from a place of looking at works best for her overall wellbeing and observing her with love and honesty. That's not CIO, so don't heap any guilt on yourself...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-29-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By JohannasGarden
That does sound more like a wart to me, too. My...

That does sound more like a wart to me, too. My DS has had warts that sound just like that. I even showed them to his geneticist, and she did not even seem to be wondering if it could be a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By JohannasGarden
Another thing you could try that isn't hugely...

Another thing you could try that isn't hugely expensive is a dust mite barrier pillow cover. Though I actually recommend allergy testing for any kid with breathing issues or whose "stuff" gets worse...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-23-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By JohannasGarden
You have every right to say "no" to meds. You...

You have every right to say "no" to meds. You have the repsonsibility to do some of the things you are already doing and you have the right to ask his school to take similar responsibility.
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,072
Posted By JohannasGarden
I wanted to say that it's my understanding that...

I wanted to say that it's my understanding that stork bites at the nape of the neck are really, really common. Maybe 10 % of people have them or something. They certainly could mean something if...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By JohannasGarden
Well, one thing to investigate is whether there...

Well, one thing to investigate is whether there are other ways to keep him safe. Only using back burners made a difference for us, for example, and at times we had a rule that I had to be physically...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-16-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By JohannasGarden
My DS (who also has Tourette's Syndrome and...

My DS (who also has Tourette's Syndrome and Asperger's) does not usually meet diagnostic criteria for OCD, but it's definitely something we have going on. I appreciated Tamar Chansky's...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-10-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,055
Posted By JohannasGarden
I think it is really starting to sound like...

I think it is really starting to sound like transient tics. About 10 % of kids have them. At this point, it doesn't sound like enough for a Tourette's dx, but that doesn't mean he won't someday meet...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-09-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By JohannasGarden
That's a big silver lining. Getting a teacher...

That's a big silver lining. Getting a teacher who understands and who he likes is the most important thing. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: That way he has a chance at a good...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-08-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By JohannasGarden
I homeschool so don't know the details, but I...

I homeschool so don't know the details, but I thought that if the school does an eval and you don't agree with the results, then upon your written request they have to pay for an outside eval by...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-01-2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By JohannasGarden
How aggravating. I mean, I would certainly want...

How aggravating. I mean, I would certainly want to know, and I'm sure you do, too, "if it wasn't a seizure during these episodes, what did happen on the tape that made other professionals think it...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By JohannasGarden
I know someone who made hemp necklaces for her...

I know someone who made hemp necklaces for her kids. Another made a necklace (right around the neck like a choker) for her daughter out of T-shirt material--she took 3 strips and braided them...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By JohannasGarden
That is unusual. I don't know enough to know...

That is unusual. I don't know enough to know what sort of thing they would disagree on. How expert is the doctor and did her neurologist review the actual readings or just the reports?

Sherri
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-29-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By JohannasGarden
In my experience with a sensory seeking child, I...

In my experience with a sensory seeking child, I believe that it is actually a response to oversensitivity. I think that DS's experience of overstimulation is sort of like itching all over, making a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-27-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By JohannasGarden
Awesome! Keep us updated. Vision therapy is one...

Awesome! Keep us updated. Vision therapy is one of those things I've wondered about.

Sherri
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By JohannasGarden
In your other thread you also mentioned...

In your other thread you also mentioned seizure-like episodes but normal EEG's. I just wanted to aske whether she actually had a seizure-like episode while having the EEG? Unfortunately, you can't...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-26-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By JohannasGarden
Well, didn't that turn out better than anyone...

Well, didn't that turn out better than anyone might have imagined. Since about 10% of kids have transient tics, the possibility that they have tics or know someone with them is certainly high,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-24-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By JohannasGarden
I would second seeing if there is a special...

I would second seeing if there is a special needs soccer option. We are fortunate to live near this place wholechildren.org and it can be amazing to see what a bit of extra support and a smaller...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-24-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,146
Posted By JohannasGarden
Oh, I'm so sorry. We also homeschool, but one...

Oh, I'm so sorry. We also homeschool, but one thing I've garnered from reading these boards is that IEP team members often behave much better if both parents come--particularly if a male parent is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-18-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By JohannasGarden
I really don't know. There is nothing there that...

I really don't know. There is nothing there that sounds really inappropriate for a 3, almost 4 y.o., BUT, I'm not sure I would totally ignore it. I would at least file it away somewhere. If your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,442
Posted By JohannasGarden
My guess is that it would be somewhere in...

My guess is that it would be somewhere in between. I am not sure why it was important for him not to rub his face after each bite, but it sounds like they held his hands for that and not to force a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-13-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By JohannasGarden
We've sort of been label avoiders, but I...

We've sort of been label avoiders, but I personally needed some kind of idea of what we were looking at. One of the main things a "label" (whether formal or informal) can do for a child is to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-06-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By JohannasGarden
I that if overall he enjoys it and you feel the...

I that if overall he enjoys it and you feel the program has been good for him, then I would probably just talk with the teacher about how you don't want him stopped from doing things just because...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-06-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By JohannasGarden
While it is usually a bit of a process to...

While it is usually a bit of a process to diagnose Tourette's Syndrome, it is much less of a big deal to diagnose "transient tic disorder" or "tic disorder--NOS". It may be that a pediatrician or...
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