Halloween with speech and communication difficulties…

Last year J went trick or treating for the first time (with family). He loved knocking on doors as he was REALLY into doors at that stage. He would knock on them, then want to shut the door as soon as it was opened. His cousin did all the talking. Luckily J was 1 and…

A BIG update! The wait is finally over…

Hi, apologies that I’ve been quiet the last couple of days but we have had some unexpected (kinda) news that I wasn’t quite prepared for. For those who are new to our blog you can read about our journey by following the links at the bottom of this blog. The basic story is… J was…

Blogtober 2017: Goals – J’s gymnastics.

Today’s Blogtober prompt is ‘goals’ so I thought I’d talk about J’s gymnastic sessions. I started J at a gymnastics toddler group as soon as he was stable on his feet. The goal is simple…develop his gross motor skills (so all the big movements and muscles in his body). J has always been a ‘clumsy’…

Blogtober 2017: All About Us…

Hi, welcome to October. How fast is this year going?! This month we have linked with some amazing blogs to share all about our lives throughout October. I will be doing a Blogtober post every Friday throughout October so I hope you’ll check back.  Today is All About Us… I always feel like I’m either…

Understanding the World…learning about the natural world. 

Children with speech and language issues, and those with sensory issues can often struggle with understanding about the world around them. In the Early Years Foundstion Stage, which is the educational framework followed from 0-5 year olds, learning about the environment around them is a specific area of learning. It might not seem important to…

J’s progress: exciting updates…

Hi, I realise I haven’t spoke much about how J is getting on lately. Mainy because we’ve reached a stage now where we are ‘ticking along’ and feel kind of normal.  Paediatrician We haven’t seen our paediatrician since the assessment meeting. Our next review is December to decide whether more interventions are neeed or to…

Out and About: Soft play for £2!!! Review of Planet Laser.

Today we went for a play date with my bff and her gorgeous little boy (3yrs old). It’s great that J has a friend who he’s known since birth. They know us and they know J’s special ways of looking at the world.  It’s important to tell people about your child and the things they…

A day out for £2 in Suffolk…

As those who have read my previous ‘out and about’ blog posts I always aim to live on budget. Having children isn’t cheap…having a child with additional needs can add to day to day costs (I won’t tell you how much J’s PECS resources cost, you may pass out). So if I can save a…

Thank goodness for First Aid training…

Thank goodness for my St John Ambulance training…this evening J was finding the outside world challenging. We had gone out to eat and J was struggling. There were vehicles in the play area, which is a bigger trigger for him and when someone moved one from out of his line it set of a chain…