Monthly Archives: June 2010

Locomotion: The Jib-Skid

Patty, the physical therapist and I would crawl around the floor around him and move his arms and legs in a crawl sequence called “patterning” so he could see and “feel” the rhythm. Continue reading

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The Sibling

Human beings have genetic radar that instantly recognizes when another human is genetically different. It magnetically drew people to us in pubic places. Continue reading

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The Announcement, Infant Stimulation and Sign Language

We had a child at two, who was not crawling or talking, but signing over 100 words, was barely crawling, had very few teeth, was too small to even balance on a potty chair. Continue reading

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At Home in the Living Room

He took his time deciding to join us, He was giving us the tutorial for raising him on his own terms, and in that, Mark was very clear. It was his life, and he would realize it on own time. Continue reading

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Friends in the Recovery Room

There’s nothing wrong with this baby,” he said. Luckily Mark was healthy in every way except for a heavy dose of jaundice. He would spend the next seven days sleeping in a bilirubin box, while I paced in anticipation to start his infant stimulation regimen. Continue reading

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