Archive for the ‘Autism Treatment’ Category

Social Thinking

I went to an incredible conference on Friday for work, but also so relevant as a mother to my children, Joshua with his autism, but also Michael with his Sensory Processing Disorder and Rachel with her ADD tendencies, as well as Sarah with her anxiety.  The topic was Social Thinking and the speaker was Beckham Linton, […]

Hey! What’s new?

Wow!  A lot has happened since I last posted on this blog.  One thing is I lost the log in information, but we have also had a lot of changes after moving to Northern Idaho with the biggest one being that Bryan and I have separated, which has resulted in me going back into the […]

Thankful for Joshua’s Progress

Joshua had his annual IEP update back on October 9th and his parent/teacher conference on Tuesday and has already met most of the new goals set out for him at the IEP.  I had such a feeling of gratitude looking around the table at all the people invested in helping Joshua progress in his treatment.  […]

Alternative Therapies Help Kids Recover

I have watched shows on autism where the conventional approaches to treatment are touted due to their scientific proof that they work, which they certainly do tremendous good.  The discussion usually goes along the lines that more energies should be put into those type of therapies (ABA, Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies).  In fact, in […]

What is Motor Planning?

When Joshua first got diagnosed with autism, so began the long journey of countless Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy appointments, with some Vision Therapy, and Bio-Feedback thrown in there for extra fun.  As typical, the first few appointments involve assessments and when the results are explained to me, I’m introduced to such words […]

Joshua’s Improvements and Future Autism Treatment Goals

This Christmas Season has brought with it many things to delight in.  The kids all get excited this time of year, and for the first time, Joshua has expressed verbal interest in preparing for Christmas.  He is talking a lot more spontaneously and it feels like he’s truly making some strides developmentally.   At our parish, […]

A Tragic Relationship With Autism

Honestly, I wasn’t sure how to start this post.  I have had a lot of thoughts these past two weeks, especially after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  It simply has been heart wrenching for me to even think about the pain these 27 families, have endured with the horrific shooting that […]

The Katie Beckett Waiver and the Idaho Children’s System Redesign

When Bryan got his job in Spokane, we were thrilled to move away from the hustle and bustle of the West side of Washington State.  When my Idaho cousins told me about the Katie Beckett program for disabled kids, where they could now receive Medicaid and additional services, it made us really look at moving […]

The Latest in Autism News

I subscribe to a number of autism related feeds on Facebook, with friends who are also interested in what is going on in the area of autism search for the cause and treatment.  I tend to gravitate toward those who, yes, believe like I do that we can find a way to help these kids […]

What Gifts to Get For An Autistic Child.

I must admit that when it comes to deciding what gifts to get Joshua for Christmas, I am a little confused.  With his SIB-R evaluation indicating he’s at about a 2 and a half year old level, which is certainly accurate in many ways, I’m taken aback as to what to focus on for his […]