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Combating Hyperlexia by Bev Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:52pm Like a certain percentage of autistic kids, I learned to read well before kindergarten. I was around three, and of course I had a particular book I liked and insisted on hearing every night and it happened also to be a book about a piglet who insisted upon the same food over and over again. Donuts were the culprit in Betty Engebretson'sWhat Ha ... Read on »
Hyperlexia and Comprehension by Steve D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:39pm It has been stated that hyperlexic kids often have tremendous difficulty with reading comprehension once their peers catch up to their reading level and academic expectations tighten up. An SLT who worked very well with Jason and really helped him a lot 'warned' us of this. I recently recall Ms. Clark alluding to this with one of her kids as we ... Read on »
Hyperlexia by KFloortime Lite Mama Posted Tue 20 May 2008 12:00am In the bathtub yesterday I saw this with the foam letters W MAKE B "Make" that can also be "wake" and "bake" - the first puzzle On the floor yesterday I saw written out in blocks H O P E And the O P E N What a nice cheerful disposition this 3 year old has ( to hear him whine you would not think so ) In his word whammer ( only has places ... Read on »
How my eyes were opened. by mommy~dearest Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 12:59am Here's a little story about Autism awareness that hits close to home, because it's about me and my journey. At about age 2, I began to notice that Jaysen didn't have the language skills that other kids his age did. Like many other parents, I brought my concern to the pediatrician, who told me not to worry because kids all develop language a ... Read on »
An Interview with Poet Brittney Corrigan: Second Hearts, Autism, & Mother Writer Retreats by Jessica P. Posted Mon 22 Aug 2011 2:50pm Brittney Corrigan; Photo by Serena Davidson “Guilt Poem: Unplanned” opens with, “You didn’t want another child,” and continues to address the leap of faith mothers make each time they get pregnant—the attendant questions of sustainability: will I now also be able to nurture this new life, in addition to the one I am already nursing, ... Read on »
Somewhere Over the Spectrum by mommy~dearest Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 12:59am Five years ago, my life entirely changed. I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I have always had the parental tug, so I was just overwhelmed with joy (my husband, eh, not so overwhelmed). I was finally going to be a Mother. There was nothing really noteworthy about my pregnancy. Sure, I gained some weight (okay, a little more than ... Read on »
Puzzles, conundrums and other cross words by Maddy M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 9:38pm I re-check the label left on the recycling wheelie bin – “garbage not street.” This cryptic message is beyond my ability to de-cypher. I add it to the ever lengthening list. I negotiate my way back inside the house, herding three children in front of me, to avoid stragglers, and escape artists ... Read on »
The Story of Trudy Steuernagel and Her Death at the Hand of Her Son Sky Walker, Who Loved Her by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:13pm Many thanks to Joanna Conners for her thoughtful and heart wrenching telling of the Sky Walker story. She has answered many pressing questions that our community had about the death of his mother Trudy Steuernagel at his hand and what has happened to him since. At hearing bits and pieces about his treatment, we have been angry at what seemed ... Read on »
What- no cotton candy?!? by mommy~dearest Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 12:56am Carnival Time Barbara at TherExtras is hosting another blog carnival. Yay Barbara! While I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the last carnival (even though there was still no cotton candy), I have been struggling with the topic presented for this one. You see, Barbara is asking for tried and proven ideas for how you have arrange ... Read on »
Getting to know R by KFloortime Lite Mama Posted Thu 30 Apr 2009 12:00am R will be transitioning to a new school this fall and I wrote this letter for his new teacher so she can know him a little better – Apologies for the long ( and boring ) post – but it is good for me to have a record at a point in time. When reading the blogs of other moms I frequently want to know more about the child’s personality – so if ... Read on »