May 2016 Adapting Education

May 2016 Adapting Education

I am posting an update today for May 2016 which can be found by clicking the image below. I am also posting to share a website that I have been building for some time as a record of my kiddos educational experience the past year or so.  It is called Adapting Education.  The link is […]

Another Update: Lily & Timber Part II

Another Update: Lily & Timber Part II

Here is Part II of our updates of Lily & Timber.  I hope you enjoy reading. Lilybird’s Freedom:  Part II   

An Update:  Lily & Timber Part I

An Update: Lily & Timber Part I

It has been a month since Lily has been united with Timber and she is thriving.  I have written two separate updates that have taken some time to be both written and gathered together into what you will be reading.  Here is a link to: Part I:  Lilybird’s Freedom

Skill Updates: Lily’s Story 2015

Skill Updates: Lily’s Story 2015

I have recently updated some of Lily’s new skills & accomplishments as well as what we are working on & you can view them here: Skills update 2015 Additionally, I have added a general overview of Lily’s story continued, Chapter 3 which can be viewed here: Chapter 3:  Lily’s Story I hope you will enjoy […]

I Hear You

I Hear You

Lily can speak. She is talking to us in five word sentences or more now, requesting items and commenting on the world around her in ways she has never been able to do before. Every day she says something that inspires me & reminds me she understands everything that is happening around her & is […]

Confessions….

Confessions….

I have a confession to make. Sit down. This might take a while. I tried not to mix business with pleasure. My daughter was diagnosed with autism abruptly. We knew she wasn’t hitting her milestones and she had some odd ways about her but we never expected to hear the word, autism. But we did. […]

Rewinding Baby Steps

Rewinding Baby Steps

It’s hard to remember the baby steps when Lily was a little over a year old. We had a Fisher Price toy garage with cars that had a little ramp on it that was a favorite in the house. Maggie joyfully picked up the cars and slid them down the ramp effortlessly as children do. […]

A Language Sample

A Language Sample

My favorite sentence of the day: Lily: “I’m so happy Maggie is asleep”. Me: I heard that. 

Sensory Integration & Music

Sensory Integration & Music

  We recently started Lily out on a system called Integrated Listening Systems.  It’s music therapy. As I learned from Jean Ayres in her book, “Sensory Integration & the Child” the sensory system is where everything begins inside of us. If our senses can’t take in the ‘right’ information the ‘right’ way we can’t output […]

A new year

A new year

Lily is 4 years old now.  Many things have changed since Lilybird’s Freedom was created.  Lily still has Apraxia of Speech.  We have started her at a special school which specifically treats Apraxia with multi-sensory techniques that include learning to read, write & speak at the same time.  It is widely known as the Association Method. […]