Baby Jude appears to wear his heart on his skull. Jude was born with congenital skull deformations. Not just your traditional plagiocephaly (flattened head) but more of a midline deformation, with a divot at the top of his skull, along with some odd spots in the back of his head.
Baby Jude’s first Summit DD Calico classroom teacher, Lucy, is great. She made our transition into an integrated classroom an easy one. So when she asked me and another Calico mom to speak at her church as part of a disability awareness initiative, I jumped at the chance to repay her.
In the land of IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) turned IEP (Individual Education Plan), you hear a lot of terms thrown about. Many of which you don’t take to heart or give a second thought.But there are some that stick in your craw.
For me, this week it was the term “typical.”
The first day of school is never easy on anyone. But, it’s a necessary evil. Kids have to go to school at some point, whether private, Catholic, public, home school or an early intervention program like Calico at the Summit DD. Any which way you cut it, your kid has to go somewhere, eventually. I have had […]
“Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term used to describe a group of chronic ‘palsies’ – disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to the developing brain. CP is one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability. About 8,000 infants are diagnosed with CP and up to 1,500 preschoolers are recognized […]