ADHD-A Mom’s Point Of View

ADHD-A Mom’s Point Of View

Before Q's diagnosis., I though I knew what ADHD was. I thought it was pretty simple and straightforward. I knew that ADHD was Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and I thought that was pretty self explanatory. A hyper kid that takes Ritalin to calm down was my overall general assumption. Growing up I heard people casually [...]

Fighting For A Label

Fighting For A Label

Labeling theory is the theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. Labeling theory holds that deviance is not inherent to an act, but instead focuses on the tendency of majorities to negatively label minorities or those seen as deviant from standard cultural norms. A stigma is [...]

Healing Through Play

Healing Through Play

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)- Therapy designed to help a parent restructure their discipline and guide a child to the desired behaviors.  Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Therapy- Therapy designed to help a child, through play, bond and trust a parent/guardian.  These are obviously not Webster's definitions, just my personal definitions using the KISS (Keep It [...]

IEP

IEP

Individualized Education Program (IEP) -A document created and  managed by a team of people (including teachers, special education personnel, parents, doctors, etc.)  for each special needs child. This document outlines the student's individual objectives and accommodations needed to be successful in traditional public school. Q's IEP is more than just a small stack of papers. [...]

Testing Testing 123

Testing Testing 123

If you or someone you know is playing medicine roulette, please read and share this post. Knowledge is power & if it hadn't been for another SPED momma, I would have never know this test existed!  I've mentioned before that we've been playing medicine roulette with QMonster. It hasn't been easy and we have found [...]

RAD Isn’t Rad

RAD Isn’t Rad

A few weeks ago I started our "Beyond The Highlight Reel" series. I started off with a basic overview of some terms, therapies, and diagnosis I would be discussing in later blog posts....One of those terms is RAD. RAD or Reactive Attachment Disorder, was one of the first diagnosis we got for Q. With a [...]

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup

When I found myself knee deep in the Special Needs world, I quickly realized I am QMonster's biggest advocate. I am the one that will have to fight the hard fights, ask the tough questions, and dig the deepest to find the answers. I spend hours on the internet searching through blog posts, Facebook support [...]