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I’ve had a busy six months, but I’m hoping to get back to this blog. I’ll start with a list a resources… I’ve seen several posts on Facebook discussion boards about the difficulty in finding material about Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. ARTICLES: … Continue reading
In The Angel of History, Carolyn Forché writes: “While sleeping, the child vanishes from his life.” I’d like to think this is true for Holden, but it seems like the opposite. Sleep vanishes his life. Because the interictal spikes during … Continue reading
I hated just about everything about high school chemistry class except the last unit: solving for unknowns. It could’ve been the mystery, but more likely it was the hands-on testing: burning the compound, measuring, observing, etc. I recall this scientific … Continue reading
Today, the first day of third grade for Holden, was hard. Not because he has a new teacher—she’s great. Not because he told me, as he put his backpack on, “I’m a bit scared, Momma.” Not because he has a … Continue reading
I’m really trying to figure out what happens in Holden’s brain when he is in the process of making transitions: going on a walk, getting ready for school, moving from the car to the grocery store, etc. The double-edged sword … Continue reading
According to an online etymology dictionary, the first recorded use of the word “special” in English was around 1200 and meant “better than ordinary” from Old French, especial, “particular, unusual.” Around one hundred year later, it seems folks used it … Continue reading
Today at lunchtime, Holden walked into the kitchen and sat down in the chair across from me: “So, Mom, I’ve been doing some thinking,” he said. “Really, Holden? What have you been thinking about?” I asked. He looked at me, … Continue reading