Most of us who have children diagnosed with a special need are familiar with early intervention, or at least we ought to be. Starting at pretty much birth, medical providers begin asking parents questions regarding growth and development. As that baby ages, the questions change to reflect the appropriate developmental stage. And if there are…… Continue reading Understanding Early Intervention
Television has become rather impressive in its depictions of special needs characters at the center of the story line. Speechless, The Good Doctor. Switched at Birth. Perhaps, however, one of my favorite new shows is one that has been streaming on Netflix for the past two years: Atypical. The premise of the show is rather…… Continue reading Elsa and Doug: An “Atypical” Marriage
Having a child who is differently-abled can be challenging and can test your limits, and your confidence, as a parent. When my son was diagnosed with Autism in 2012 and then my daughter with ADHD in 2018, one of the immediate thoughts I had was if this was somehow my fault; if through some…… Continue reading 7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human
Sometimes, it’s something tiny. Sometimes, it’s a little bigger. But one of the missions of Davis INC. is the management and prevention of the tantrum. Now, I know that tantrums are quite normal, especially at the toddler/preschool age. But in our home, it has turned into a regular day-to-day occurrence; one that I have to…… Continue reading Could You Just Please Calm Down?
This past February, our middle was diagnosed with combined-type ADHD. This simply means that she exhibits concerns with both impulsiveness and hyperactivity, and a struggle with focus and attention. Having the diagnosis answered many questions I had had for years as to why she was struggling with unfavorable behaviors. And although it wasn’t affecting her…… Continue reading Why Our Middle Has a 504 Plan, NOT an IEP
I’ve been a parent for a little over 8 years. And I have spent 5 of those years attending IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings. Currently I have two children who are educated under the guidance of an IEP, my son for his speech and Autism diagnosis, and my daughter for her speech delay and articulation…… Continue reading How to Kick A** At Your Child’s IEP Meeting
Ready for 1st grade, 2016-2017 Teaching. It’s a calling, they say. It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay. Most teachers…… Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night