Tag Archives: special needs

Special Needs Diary #12 – Occupational Therapist Assessment

I’m not really scared of hospitals or medical appointments anymore. I don’t think you really can be when you’ve spent the good part of the past eight years visiting various hospital regularly with your first born. We have to visit a medical professional very few months I’d say for many different reasons. It gets a little confusing when you have …

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Special Needs Diary #11 – Making Friends & Going On A Sleepover

It feels like turning 8 years old has brought so many new things to P1s life already and it’s only been a few weeks. When she received an invitation to attend a sleepover party with one of her new Brownie friends, I had instant flash backs from my childhood. I remember a couple of sleepovers when there was more than …

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Special Needs Diary #10 – An Update

So firstly I am changing the format of this series of blog posts slightly. I’ve changed the name from Autism Diaries to Special Needs Diary. This is purely because we don’t have an official diagnosis and with recent medical appointments and conversations, it just doesn’t feel right to give P1 a definite label yet. However, she definitely is a special …

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Special Needs Diary #6 – Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Dear Diary, As the weeks go by and especially now it’s the school holidays, I feel like I am learning more about P1. I read a lot of things now because I’m trying to fill my brain with the information that will be key to helping her. Something that has become evident to me is that I’m nearly certain that …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 6 Years 6 Months

To my Princess 1, I’ve been really disappointed with your behaviour lately. To the point we’ve been to see the doctors because I know this just isn’t normal behaviour for a 6 year old. We have a few next steps and I hope that you are just in a very awful stage at the moment. You’ve been so doting on …

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Why I Admire My Eldest Daughter

I’m taking part in the April Ultimate Blogging Challenge and today’s prompt was to write about who I admire and why. I had planned to write about my Grandad because my admiration for him is fantastic. But I’ve decided to write about my eldest daughter. I’m still debating whether or not that’s a bit strange. P1 is just over 6 …

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CBeebies Live Present Justin & Friends, Mr Tumble’s Circus

Along with P2s obsession with Peppa, she has a great love and admiration for Mr Tumble and Justin Fletcher in general. This April, over the Easter Holidays to be precise, Justin Fletcher himself is bringing mischief and mayhem live on to the stage along with much loved characters such as Grandad Tumble, Gale Force and of course Robert the Robot. Mr …

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Stabilo EASYoriginal Pen and EASYergo Pencil Review

P1 has been receiving Early Literacy Support at school. I was a bit sceptical about it all at first, I wasn’t sure that it would help and to be honest I hadn’t noticed a problem with her writing or literacy. I thought she was doing well. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to try out a special pen and pencil …

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“P1s first school Sports Day”

Today was P1s first school Sports Day. As soon as I received the email notifying of the date/location/time that parents could come along, I experienced butterflies for her. If you’re a regular reader then you’ll know about P1s hypermobility and the way it mainly makes a difference to her physical abilities. Hubby and I had agreed that we wouldn’t be …

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Letter To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 5 Months

To my Princess 1, You’re 5 years and 5 months old today.There’s been a certain upheaval in your behaviour this past month. Worse than ever really. You’re ok during the day, just a normal 5 year old, but when it comes to bedtime it’s been horrific!! We’ve tried so many ways to deal with it to make you happier and …

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To my Princess 1 – 5 Years 2 Months

To my Princess 1, You’ve done remarkably well with the change of school. Ok, your behaviour has gone downhill again but the school have said you are settling in well and that’s all that matters. In fact over half term you kept asking when you were going back to school! You’re a very arty person and this month your drawings …

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“I’m so nervous about P1 having the growth hormone test”

Last year, P1 had some blood tests and an X-ray to check her growth. We’ve been a little concerned and so was the paediatrician but considering I’m rather small (4ft 8in) we weren’t too worried about the results. Last Friday, we finally had the results back – she’s normal. Well, there’s nothing wrong with her bones anyway. The next step …

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“The Dr thinks she may have something called Dyspraxia”

We finally had an appointment to see a professional of some sort regarding P1s hypermobility. It’s taken take nearly 5 months but today we saw a paediatrician and she was fantastic!! The Dr asked a lot of questions. I pretty much had to tell P1s life story. I went through everything that happened at the beginning of her life to …

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Zoggs Affordable Girls Swimming Costumes

Having a child diagnosed with hypermobility makes you face many complications in normal every day life. One of these complications for P1 is swimming. She’s been swimming since she was in the parent and baby lessons with me. She’s confident in water but she can’t physically swim. Last week she started her third swim school. To prepare for a swimming …

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