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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
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
I wrote this poem two days ago–revised it a bit. Mostly to condense it down and work with line breaks. I know that literary journals won’t often publish poems that have been published online first (even self-published for that matter) … Continue reading
I remember talking to Tomkin Coleman from Pawsitivity Service Dogs (http://pawsitivityservicedogs.com) for the first time on the phone last September. He told me that Holden’s application for an assistance dog had been approved, and we were chatting about Holden’s challenges—and … Continue reading
I had three or four different ideas for the “hook” of this blog: Top Ten Things You Can Do to Support Your Friends Raising a Special Needs Child (trendy but over simplistic) Good News/Bad News: Good News! You’re not raising … Continue reading