The rules

There has got to be common ground. I have started this blog to give people a place to tell their stories...positive stories . Too often we are mired down in the hows and whys, causes and cures. It is easy to forget that we are talking about people. One of the misconceptions that I have run into is that because I have children with disabilities-I am not allowed to have joy-nor are my children allowed to be joyful. Some of the comments I have received after relaying a funny story or anecdote...well you would think I had been kicking kittens.
So here are the rules. Anyone can submit a story,OR just a couple of sentences,OR a list of five great things either about their children or themselves. It must be positive, There will be no discusion of causes, cures, treatments, etc. There are more than enough places for that. Mean people will be deleted. If you are interested in taking part in this adventure please submit your story to please no pictures or video-lets keep it simple.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is a lovely post from Kitty Kay who blogs here..Why don't you stop by and say hi.

I had a talk with Roger's teacher recently. At the start of the year when ever they would conference about his writing he would have a complete meltdown. Calling himself stupid, trying to hurt himself, and the motion disorder that was a whole new story that would go into overdriveThese conferences are just when the teacher talks to the student one on one about what they wrote, what she liked what needs to be changed, and how they can change it. The last time she conference with him which can be stressful for her as well as she knows the normal reaction, she got the surprise of the year. Even though she had some things he needed to fix his response this last time was OK, no meltdown. She says the only thing that has changed was he is no longer doing pencil and paper writing she allows him to use a computer and has seen where she used to get a sentence out with handwriting she can get 2 whole paragraphs now. While his ideas are on the paper as he thinks them with no order, they are now out of his head and on paper. We can work on the organization later. Baby steps and he has a great teacher who we will miss when he moves on to middle school next year.


Life in the House That Asperger Built said...

That's wonderful. My son, Coleman (11 y.o. Aspergers) has Dysgraphia which is often a comorbid condition in Spectrum kids. He also does much much better with typing rather than writing. So much so, that I got him a SongeBob Learn to Type CD and taught him to type at age 8. He's up to 25-30 WPM! LOL

So glad you've got a great teacher who's willing to try things "out of the box" to help your son. That's awesome. :-)

Kitty Kay said...

His neuropsychologist suggested we get him a typing program as well as well as a program called Inspiration 9 it visually maps out your thoughts and ideas then you can use that to organize. It really has helped ease some of his anxiety in writing.

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