As I'm writing this, it is the one year anniversary of getting Mr. T's initial diagnosis for Apraxia of Speech. My little insomniac is still playing away in his room at 9:32 on a Friday night and I'm ready for bed. This journey so far has taught me so much and I pray that God continues to use it to shape me into a more gentle and patient spirit and … [Read more...]
Twice Exceptional: Giftedness & Special Needs
What is twice exceptional?
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators' lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.
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Figuring out fun ways to practice Occupational Therapy at home is imperative! I am so very thankful Mr. T loves his Ms. Tara (Occupational Therapist) so much and works so well with her. At home sometimes he is less cooperative. I have to come up with fun things to incorporate into our day-to-day learning. With his sensory issues, Mr. T loves … [Read more...]
Part of Mr. Ts treatment plan currently is a gluten, dairy and soy free diet. It's expensive and tough, and Mr. T has had some trouble adjusting. So have I. But thankfully I have friends and Pinterest. I have a seriously awesome Gluten Free board. Check it out! The above picture is of a great dessert I modified off a Pinterest recipe. It's … [Read more...]
Mr. F is getting into everything! So I decided it was time to make him some toys of his own. I have been drinking lots of Hint water lately and the bottles are the perfect size for sensory bottles! I picked up some bells and pom poms at the craft store and gathered some clothes pins and rice at home and made him 4 sensory bottles. It cost about … [Read more...]
Hello! I have missed you and writing. And field trips, cooking, gardening and other homeschooling adventures lately. You see, I haven't wanted to write out all the things in my head and heart until I felt I had a better grasp on them. Two days before the adorable Mr. F was due (no, he didn't come until 9 days … [Read more...]
We got to go to the Georgia Aquarium with some wonderful friends of ours! We saw the Frogs exhibit and had a blast! And we saw Dolphin Tales for the first time and the giggles and claps and absolute awe it brought to Mr. T's face made me tear up. He is such a joy and I am so very blessed to be experiencing this wonderful life with him, and soon … [Read more...]
OK. I'm not a big fan of bugs in general, but Praying Mantids are cool. And they eat aphids and other garden pests, so I like having them around to keep from having to use chemical pest control methods. But these tiny guys are sooooooo cute! We got the egg case at a local nursery, put it in a jar with some sticks and leaves, and left it alone for … [Read more...]
So we had a wonderful time on our family field trip to Cochran Mill Nature Center for a class on Fungus! Mr. T had a blast with his sweet friends playing outside and looking for the scavenger hunt clues about mushrooms. He really enjoyed taking apart his mushroom and looking through the big viewer. He didn't quite get the … [Read more...]