Lurker here with my story

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Lurker here with my story
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Sun, 05-25-2003 - 9:56pm
Hi, my name is Adrianne. I am a SAH, soon-to -be WOH, mom to a beautiful 5-year-old girl, Sherina. We live on the MS Gulf Coast. She was recently diagnosed as being developmentally delayed (mainly speech & social skills). I have a question: does she count as a child with special needs? I've lurked for awhile now & wasn't sure if Sherina has enough to be here. Most people assume she's just a normal, albeit stubborn, child--until she begins to speak. Sherina is about a year behind in speech; I can't remember exactly. The problem I have is that she she's different, she knows that there are younger kids who can speak better, have better social skills, and who can use the bathroom by themselves with few accidents. She's very self-conscious about her shortcomings.

Anyways, that's a short intro; I hope to post as often as I can on this board, get to know everyone & learn new things from y'all.
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Sun, 06-01-2003 - 11:50am
Hi,

My name Netti and I am a Mom to three kids. The boys 11 and 8 have no special needs. My daughter has many special needs. She is 3 and was born at 25 weeks. She is tube fed, doesn't walk, crawl ect. or talk. She smiles and wiggles to show her emotions. She gets PT, OT Speech and Early Childhood therapy 6 times a week. So my story is much different from yours, but the part of your post about wanting to get to know everyone is the same!! We live in rural SD and I am very home bound because of Jenna's needs. I am also new at the use of a computer but I find I am very interested in it and really want to keep in touch with the outside world, for lack of a better term! So anyway, hope to hear from you and keep posting! Netti and Jenna
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Registered: 04-09-2003
Sun, 06-15-2003 - 10:47pm
I too am a lurker here, my son has multiple severe alergies and severe asthma. I have done lot's of work with special needs children and all their needs are diffrent. the only thing that is the same is that they all require more then the normal healthy child would. My son's problems keep us in the house alot and make going out difficult at this point he also has to be hooked up to a nebulizer in the am and pm so he limits us from going too far. Your child definatly has special needs and should be recognized as such.

I'd love to talk to you more,

haileyjd@telus.net

Karen
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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 06-18-2003 - 2:41pm
Hi Adrianne,

How was your daughter diagnosed? By a pediatrician? Or a specialist?

She should be getting Speech Therapy if she's not already.

My daughter has motor delays, so it seems the speech delays go along with that. I've had her in PT, OT and ST for a long long time now. In fact, at 3 she entered the school system, and gets all those therapies in school almost everyday rather than at home once a week. She's just over 3 years now, and making great progress.

She just started using sentences within the last two weeks. I can't figure out if it's

1) her age, just the timing

2) school

3) the extra supplements (omegas)

4) homeopathy

5) a combination of all of the above.

But as long as we're moving forward :-)

Look forward to talking more to you. Your daughter sounds like a sweet, sensitive child.

-Hilary

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 9:15am
HI....how are things going?

 


 



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 9:16am
Hi and hope you'll also come back and share your update as well.

 


 



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Fri, 02-06-2004 - 7:01pm
Jan,

I started working full-time in October of last year. I don't really like the job; it's at a thrift store with very poor management and it's very dusty. I got a sinus infection as a result of my allergies from working there. The only person in our small family who doesn't seem to have any adjustment problems is Sherina! She's talking much better now, although there are still some social & communication deficits remaining. I'm worried that kids might be making fun of her & she's not telling us how it makes her feel; I noticed it happening this morning at the bus stop (a little boy down the street make fun of the way she talks. Sherina has no impediments--she just words things differently & has a high-pitched voice which makes her sound much younger than 5 years 10 months.) Other than the work situation, life here has been great.

Sorry I haven't posted; I'll try to do so more often!

Adrianne

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