New worries

By Laura Smith|November 28, 2012|add|

It’s no secret that my daughter has a short attention span.  I always worry of course since I’m her mom that it might be more serious than just the average toddler one minute attention span; however, today her school SLP expressed some concern as well. She asked me to come in next Wednesday to discuss possible strategies for keeping her on task in a group setting.  She said that taking

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First week of pre-K

By Laura Smith|November 12, 2012|Uncategorized|

After my IEP experience, I was excited but also skeptical pending the first day of school.  Excited and hopeful she would finally get the speech and language enrichment she so desperately needs, and skeptical because it didn’t seem like her teacher or SLP would be the ones able to do so. I dropped off her private speech report to the teacher and SLP so they could at least see her progress documented

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, book of the month

By Laura Smith|November 12, 2012|Apraxia|

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie is a knockoff from the classic children’s song, “I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.”  This is a great repetitive book I use with the kids to get ready for Thanksgiving.  The book chronicles a lady who goes through and eats certain Thanksgiving items.  In therapy, I have cutouts of all the various items that the kids hold.  When

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Putting words together!

By Laura Smith|October 30, 2012|Uncategorized|

Today was such a great day!  I have to write it down so I remember things Ashlynn is doing so later on, I appreciate how far she has come.  When I’m with her everyday, I tend to get focused on how much she is behind instead of celebrating the new things she does.  I really need to focus and celebrate all the successes! Today when she woke up from her

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Omega supplements?

By Laura Smith|October 23, 2012|Apraxia|

If you have done any research on apraxia, Omega supplements will probably come up.  I have had my daughter on Barlean’s Omega Swirl for a little over a month now.  Though there is no definitive proof that Omega’s help speech, I chose to try it for a few reasons.1.) Omega supplements have been getting more attention for helping disorders of the brain.  When I was researching bipolar disorder a few

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Private speech evaluation

By Laura Smith|October 12, 2012|Apraxia|

I have been antsy since the poor and disappointing experience I had in the school district.  Poor Ashlynn has once again been subjected to constant therapy all day long.  In addition, I couldn’t stop thinking that I still have a month until she starts school and therapy, and then it might be another month or more after that to “give the therapist a chance.”  We could potentially be losing two

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