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Eye Gaze: The Trial(s) and Tribulations 

For two weeks this summer Sebastian had another eye gaze trial with the Tobii/Dynavox I-12. This was his third extended trial with the device and he used it once a week at school the previous year. At school they focussed on games which worked on building eye gaze skills like targeting, timing and accuracy. I asked… Continue reading Eye Gaze: The Trial(s) and Tribulations 

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Five Minute Friday: Belong

I know it's late. It's not even Friday. Kind of apropos I suppose. When I saw the word 'belong' I couldn't resist. You know what it feels like to be left out of the bubble of (new) motherhood when your (first) child has additional/special needs. Even after Tallula was born I still didn't belong to… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Belong

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Graduation Day: Nursery School

Sebastian's last day of nursery school was June 21. As I sat on the floor with your photos and paper scraps around me, making your teachers' end of year gifts, I remembered. I remembered leaving you at school and walking out the door. You were just two and a half. We had only been in… Continue reading Graduation Day: Nursery School

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National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (US)

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and today is National CP Awareness Day in the US. Why is this important? This is the only “official” Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day as designated by the U.S. Congress. Over 800,000 Americans, and over 17,000,000 million people worldwide are impacted by Cerebral Palsy, the most common motor disability… Continue reading National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (US)

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Making Valentines

Sebastian's teacher recently showed me a photo of him standing in his stander at school, pushing a truck with a marker attached to the end of it. One of the student volunteers had rigged it up. Brilliant idea. So to finish up his class Valentines, I created something similar. I chose three cars and he… Continue reading Making Valentines