Category Archives: A Mother’s Diary

The IEP Raisin Test

But determined he was! He made some weird baby noise and slammed his right fist on top of that damn raisin! More seconds crawled past, and then his little fist shot up with the raisin in a perfect pincer grasp. Continue reading

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Bonanza and The Hot Dog Man

“He want?” he implored of Mark.” “I want!” assured Mark. And there would be this short high school kid walking around the store eating a hot dog. “He happy,” Gene would say, “He happy now.” Continue reading

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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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