Good morning lovelies! Matthew has had a few Speech & Language Therapy Sessions now and so I thought I'd let you all know how things are going with it. At our last session, Matthews lovely Therapist Laura gave us the task of encouraging eye contact during our song time. I may not have mentioned it … Continue reading Speech & Language Therapy
Having a young child with sensory issues has proven to be quite challenging when it comes to playtime. Matthew generally prefers to play on his own and not in a functional way. However in order to encourage Matthews 'Fine & Gross Motor Skills' as well as his 'Social Skills', we have had to buy some … Continue reading Entertaining a Sensory Challenged Toddler
I didn't know how helpful a post like this might be until I started scouring the net looking for one of the same nature, but to no avail. Therefore I thought I'd share our process so that anybody, like me, who was looking for more information on the matter might have some sort of reference … Continue reading The Autism Diagnosis Process – Part 1
So Matthews 2nd birthday is fast approaching and while having a house party again like we had for his 1st sounds like a good plan, we've decided to opt for hiring a venue, thus removing the apocalyptic party aftermath that takes days to clean! We've hired a small hall in one of our local leisure … Continue reading Planning A Birthday Party (For A Sensory Challenged Child)
My opinion on this matter has been varied. Being the oldest of 5, I have watched my mum raising all different types of children. My sister was a demon child (i'm not offending her by saying this as she is well aware). She misbehaved and cried pretty much from the minute she was born. Just … Continue reading The Dummy Debate?!?!
When I think back on those first days and weeks it seems like it all passed in the blink of an eye. However living it was an entirely different story. Days felt like they would never end, and taking our boy home seemed like it was light years away. It was 12 days before I … Continue reading Then There Was You… Final Part
Being a first time mum I have discovered a great many things about having a child. Things like never expecting to have a long lie ever again are obvious, but I didn't fully understand that every time I ventured out with said child, it would be the equivalent of moving house with all the "stuff" … Continue reading What’s In My Bag – Venturing Out (Toddlers Edition)