Category Archives: The Kid’s Speech

Our journey in speech therapy with Jake’s ongoing treatment for sensory processing disorder.

Jake’s Therapy: Is This Your Monkey?

When I was in school, I never would have thought I would be begging for extra work to do over the summer break.  With Jake, however, I need all the help I can get to get through the gap between … Continue reading

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Jake Makes the Cut

Today was the Big Assessment To Determine Jake’s Future.  It wasn’t really called that, but that was certainly how it felt.  Since Jake is going to time out of the Resource Exchange, which provides in-home therapy for children  2 years … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Yay for Jake!

Yesterday was a great day in our life of therapy sessions.  I don’t know how many times I’ve taken Jake to an appointment, thinking that everything would be so great, only to have Jake turn into a monkey’s bottom somewhere … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: What For?

A question I seem to be asked a lot lately is why we are doing therapy with Jake.  When I hear a question once or twice, I don’t think much about it.  When it comes up five or six times, I … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Practically Petrifying in Every Way

When I think of my darling little Jake over the last few weeks, phrases like “donkey’s bottom” and “screech machine” come to mind.  My normally well-behaved, good-humored, easy-going boy has become a terror.  I have no idea what has happened, … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

The last month I have been quiet on the therapy front since there hasn’t been much to say. We’re still doing therapy and it’s still a lot the same.  Jake improves in his eating, talking, and physical developement, but it is still … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: Is This a Cow?

It’s been an interesting week of therapy, so I’ve waited to write until my mind could munch on everything a bit. On Monday, we met with Lisa.  The unfortunate part of being involved with a state-run program is I’ve had … Continue reading

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Jake’s Therapy: The Screaming Washing Machine

The last few weeks has seen our family sneezing and coughing into our green tea and apple sauce.  Like so many things in life, Jake’s sensory problems didn’t take a sick day.  My creative energy, however, wanted to be left alone … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Speech: I Love Lisa

This last week has been another few days of struggling to do what I’m supposed to do.  It seems like we never quite catch a break with having time to work with Jake and all being healthy at the same … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Speech: Eau de Toilette Fingers

This week has been our “back to normal” week.  Since I’m still struggling with a lot of things on the personal level after the death of my sweet grandmother, it’s been hard to enforce normal on myself.  It’s so necessary, … Continue reading

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