Gwendolyn sees a confidential school report listing her weaknesses. She knows she struggles. Now she has proof. She develops a list of fifty-four things to get under control. Because to go to horse camp, she must behave. And so begins the story of 11-year-old Gwen, who thinks she has only one friend, a half-brother, who her mother doesn't acknowledge, and a brain that cracks. They thought she had ADHD. If you read this book, you may think like me, it might be just be FASD.
What we say matters! “You’re in the dog house.” . Source: Literal Language Interpretation - #FASD #ASD and the Other Ds Guest post from Ann Yurcek When I tell my daughter she is in the “doghouse”. This is what she thought. I did not say that she is in TROUBLE. For my kids with special … Continue reading Literal Language Interpretation – FASD ASD and the Other Ds
Once again this year my 17 years in age daughter is asking to go out for Halloween. I struggle between letting her do what she is excited about and still interested in and the "you are too old" that I was told when I entered high school. But I was a neuro-typical teen. At 14 … Continue reading Acceptance for All this Hallows’ Eve
Comic strip can be found here: http://dennisthemenace.com/comics/february-5-2009/ Did Dennis say these things because he was young or because he lacked the filter or social skills that most neuro-typical people have. He said it because he lacked the filter which stops most of us from saying something that might hurt another's feelings or it is something … Continue reading Dennis the Menace strikes again!