Can’t You Love It Away?

Before proceeding, I’m issuing this warning: I’m composing this on my iPhone, in the car, on the way to the beach, with a bored child behind me & a sports talk radio listening husband next to me. I prefer typing on a computer in the silence late at night. This post will be FULL of […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Finding Rays Of Sunshine

One Friday afternoon, I was picking Q up from school and on our way out he stopped, hugged his teacher, and told her he loved her and she said “I love you too”. It was such a special moment because I knew they both meant it and I realized how LUCKY Q is to be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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