A little Inspiration for your Weekend

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A friend shared this video on Facebook yesterday and I just HAD to share it. Children (and staff) at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, aka CHAD,  located in Lebanon, N.H., made their own inspiring version of Katy Perry’s hit ROAR. They made the video for its annual CHaD HERO Half Marathon & Ripcord 5K, according to their Facebook page. I personally thought of all the children I have worked with with various disabilities as I watched this video and how I have personally watched {Read More}

How Has Disability Enabled YOU? Amazing Video on Down Syndrome

I follow several special needs blogs including Love That Max, Happy Being Trevy, Schuyler’s Monster, Enjoying the Small Things and several of my fellow Juvenile Arthritis peeps blogs including Parker’s Purple Playas. I am always amazed how families who struggle with various disabilities actually become ENABLED in other ways by the very thing that is disabling them. I just saw this video for the first time on Saturday morning thanks to a friend who shared it on Facebook. I admit: I cried {Read More}

10 Things I Wished I had Known About Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Living the Courage {A Vibe Documentary}

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I was recently contacted by a fellow speech-langauge pathologist who shared with me the story of a family she has worked with for many years. This family is currently traveling the world and having their lives documented for an upcoming documentary. The story sounded pretty cool, so I went to check it out for more information. Here is the description from their site: Meet the Whites. A middle class family who loved their “stuff” and is trimming it down to {Read More}

Go With the Flow – Yoga for Kids of All Abilities

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Today’s guest post is by a fellow SLP Angela, yet all about a subject you wouldn’t associate with the average speech pathologist: Yoga! And just yoga, but yoga for children…of ALL abilities. I’ll let her explain…but another fantastic guest post that I think you will all enjoy! ~Katie Yoga is easily adaptable to individual needs & creates a context for each child to thrive and emerge in their brightest light. All children deserve to be bright, light and radiant and {Read More}

10 Things I’ve Learned From My Child {With Special Needs}

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When I first read today’s guest post, I cried. This post is an absolutely beautiful piece written by Sandy, a mother of an even more beautiful daughter named Adeline. Adeline has long blond hair and an engaging smile. Adeline also happens to have Down syndrome. When I first found Sandy’s blog, I immediately fell in love with Adeline. Maybe it was because she has such a sweet face. Maybe because Adeline was one of the names we had originally picked {Read More}