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July: South Carolina

July was awesome.

We spent the whole month of July in South Carolina, staying with GC’s parents for most of the time, except for one week in which my parents flew out and the five of us stayed in a house right on the ocean. 401 more words

Life Stuff

i am his voice

Advocate: one that pleads the cause of another; one that defends or maintains a cause or proposal; one that supports or promotes the interest of another…

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Our Journey

Catching up: The Highlights

I haven’t written much in 2014.  Not that there hasn’t been anything to say, there were so many situations, triumphs, heartaches, one step forwards and two steps back, fist-pumping moments, and on and on.  986 more words


The Sustenance of Grace - SheLoves Magazine

I’m honored to be over at SheLoves Magazine today. We all have times when the words of others have wounded us deeply. How we respond affects our lives for long after. 209 more words


Take Time to Take Care

As special needs parents it is so easy to put ourselves at the bottom of the priority list. We give for our children, our spouses, our friends, our jobs, our churches, our schools.  645 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Parental Challenges: Overly Involved Parents and Speech-Language Therapy Sessions

By: Tracy Sippl, M.S., CCC-SLP

While working with students in my home as well as at school, I have encountered interesting challenges. I typically invite the parents of my students to sit down at our table and observe the session. 679 more words


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the Home: Making the Transition

The following article was written by Sara Couch, a Cumberland SLP, when she was on assignment during the 2011/2012 school year. Ms. Couch  primarily works with students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and one of the challenges that she frequently faces is educating her students’ families on how to use their child’s communication system outside of the school setting. 592 more words