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Tue, 11-16-2004 - 11:05am
Hi everyone. I've been lurking for a few days and decided to introduce myself. I am Michele, mom to Marissa and Noah. Marissa has SPD with modulation issues and tons of sensory seeking. She is 5.5 and is in regular Kindergarten. Overall she functions well. However she talks nonstop and has tons of energy, not good things in Kindergarten! At home is is extremely stubborn and tends to be hyperactive. She has been receiving OT since July and we have seen lots of gains, however her activity level is still extremely high (but she doesn't have ADHD). She is also doing Therapeutic Listening. I am OT so even though she was just diagnosed I have known her issues for a very long time. I am looking for a board to come to often and become active, so I hope to get to know everyone here better!

Michele

Marissa 5.5

Noah 2
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Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: mbs325
Tue, 11-16-2004 - 7:45pm

Michele,


WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!

               

 

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Registered: 11-16-2004
In reply to: mbs325
Tue, 11-16-2004 - 7:58pm
Thanks for the welcome Rachel, I will admit I like fast moving boards but I am looking for a place that has others that understand some of the frustrations I am feeling. It looks like you have a close group here and that is what I'm looking for. I'll be checking in often.
Michele
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Registered: 09-30-2004
In reply to: mbs325
Tue, 11-16-2004 - 8:45pm

Hey Michele!


Welcome aboard Michele, it's great to have you here, the more the merrier & let me add, I have TONS of frustrations!!!! (OK, some not related to my daughter Maddy, but hey!)... Actually, Madison has really created a stir in our home & 'quiet' lifestyle.


Madison is 6 (not to fear Rachel, she just turned 6 in Sept) & in first grade!... She has a gazillion sensory seeking styles & is very hyperactive!!! (Again, no ADHD here!).. Of course this traces back to modulation difficulties & I'd love to hear more about the Listening therapy!......


We are visiting with a child psychologist in a couple of weeks for Maddy's anxiety coupled with her inflexible temperament has really used us my 'patience tokens' around here! I highly recommend the book "The Explosive Child" by Ross Greene -- let me tell you, I didn't view Madison as "explosive" per se, but more of a 'stubborn' little girl.....


but in reality this book touched upon her personality in more ways than I'd care to admit!..... When I went to see Carol Kranowitz the second speaker recommended this book & I love it!


Anyway..


I'm thrilled that you found us & we can be fast moving for ya!!! ;)


Cannot wait to hear more about your daughter, Marissa!!! (And I was dubbed a chatterbox in Kindergarten!!!)

Colleen~ Mom of Morgan, 10 -- Madison, 6 & Maxwell, 34months!


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Registered: 11-16-2004
In reply to: mbs325
Thu, 11-18-2004 - 1:54pm
Hi Colleen, I tried to post to you yesterday but for some reason it never showed up. It is nice to "meet" you! Marissa and Maddy seem to have a lot is common! I am looking forward to getting to you know you better. I am looking for somewhere that people can share my frustrations on the school front and it sounds like you probably can all too well!
Michele