February 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm #15368
I’ve had 3 for 3. All 3 of my children have had difficulties, delays,and disabilities. It’s been a tough, long road that we are still traveling. I’ve learned tons and have much more compassion and awareness for others but my heart always sinks when I hear a mother walking down this path. One great resource for learning glitches/disabilties is Diane Craft – she is in CO and has alternative methods of helping children learn. I could write volumes! Best advice – you as the mother are your child’s most important advocate and interventionist.February 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm #15672
Both of my children have delays and disabilities. They are 3 and 6 so we only just entered the school age range with our daughter. It’s been a long and rocky road but we’re facing it with hope and joy, and taking it one day at a time. I totally agree with the above comment about the mothers role as the most important advocate and interventionist.April 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm #17296
3 of my 4 children are on IEP’s. My boys (12, almost 11) are on the autism spectrum. My oldest daughter (9) has learning difficulties and ADD tendencies. I totally agree with Elisebw, “It’s been a tough, long road that we are still traveling. I’ve learned tons and have much more compassion and awareness for others but my heart always sinks when I hear a mother walking down this path. ”
I would never wish it on anyone else, but it has forced me to grow in ways I never would have otherwise!November 6, 2012 at 4:51 am #25869
My youngest was diagnosed with Apraxia of speech, he also has motor planning issues and sensory integration disorder. He is 4 years old and also has an IEP. He started preschool intake which is special education for preschoolers. He gets speech everyday, three of which is indivdual. I agree with you both, it is a long road. He can get very frustrated since he is non verbal and then tends to throw himself on the floor or throw something…and a few times has hit me. I don’t know anyone who has this and I feel so alone most of the time. I hope to meet others on here that is taking this journey as well.
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I am Lauri Teschner; I live in sunny (and sometimes very hot) Chandler, Arizona with my wonderful and supportive husband of 9 years. I am the mom of two amazing kids, an eighteen-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son (yep, 10 years apart). I love, love, love to read, and my all time favorite book is Anne of Green Gables (we are kindred spirits for sure!). I am the co-founder of East Valley Education Advocates in Arizona. Our mission is to help parents advocate for their children with special needs. We provide community workshops, private consultations, and webinars. I love finding joy and happiness in everyday life!