The Great Marijuana Debate

Some say it should be legalized. Some say it should remain illegal. Some say it has ruined lives. Some say it has saved lives. It’s the great debate.  What I speak of, is marijuana. For as long as I can remember, marijuana has been a drug that has always been linked with trouble. Gangs and fights. Arrests and a road to a dead end. For [...]

By | 2013-12-09T09:00:35+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Categories: Medical / Therapies, Therapies|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Yoga For Children with Special Needs

  That graphic says it all, but in case you want more... I was fortunate to receive a complimentary copy of the DVD, Yoga for Children with Special Needs, presented by Rachel Hunter and Future Horizons, Inc.  While I was thrilled, I also had a voice inside telling me... what are you thinking!?!?!  J has moderate cerebral palsy and since his brain surgery has been [...]

What to Consider When Choosing a Service Dog Agency

In my previous posts, I have talked about the role that service dogs can provide in a differently-abled individual’s life as well as personal considerations before moving forward with a service dog commitment. Stories of desperate individuals raising money for a service dog agency who then skips town with the money or provides a poorly trained service dog unfortunately aren’t uncommon.  In today’s post, I [...]

By | 2013-07-24T09:30:09+00:00 July 24th, 2013|Categories: Medical / Therapies, Therapies, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Is a Service Dog Right for You? What to Consider Before Considering a Service Dog

You might recall from my previous post that a service dog can be a dependable helper, a tool to maintaining or regaining independence, and in some cases the lifesaver that you have so desperately needed.  If you were intrigued by the variety of tasks that service dogs can perform, you might even be wondering if a service dog is right for you, your child, or [...]

By | 2013-07-17T09:30:33+00:00 July 17th, 2013|Categories: Medical / Therapies, Therapies|Tags: , |4 Comments

Music, A Soothing Language for Children with Special Needs?

Music: The beautiful vibration that flows from our voice, from instruments, from nature that ever speaks to our soul in a way that does not need words. We have used music across the ages to calm, soothe and communicate our love to our children. It is a tool that calms the mind, heals the body and brings love to the heart. This tool is something [...]

By | 2013-04-12T07:00:44+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Categories: Therapies, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Horsing Around in Therapy – What is Hippotherapy?

When you are the parent of a disabled child, one of the first things you learn is there are more choices of therapy than you have the time or money to invest in. Your best bet is gain advice from others with children in similar situations as your child’s and ask about the positive and negative sides of the programs they have used. I was [...]

By | 2012-11-15T08:13:05+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Categories: Diagnosis Defined, Medical / Therapies, OT / PT, Therapies|Tags: , |4 Comments

Beyond 20/20 – Beyond Vision Therapy

August is National Children’s Vision and Learning Month, just in time for back to school. Many of us recall as children the simple school eye screening where we stood behind a line and read the eye chart. If you didn’t need glasses then you didn’t have a vision problem, or so that was what was thought. While checking a child’s eye sight for correct 20/20 [...]

Week 2 Med Transition To Clobazam

At the end of week 1 of the med change, J was well, I’m not sure what I can say about it. Nothing but lethargic? A seemingly tranquilized 50 pound boy stumbling his way through his days. Running into the washer or dryer trying to make his way to the garage. Running into the wall just trying to get to the TV show he’s been [...]

By | 2010-10-04T12:32:34+00:00 October 4th, 2010|Categories: Epilepsy, Medical / Therapies, Therapies|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments