Less Than 1%

Math is not my forte.   Showtunes.  Buying baskets.  Eating cookies.  Yes.  Math, not so much.  So perhaps I am reading this evaluation incorrectly. Receptive Language  below 1 Expressive Language  below 1 Overall Language Ability Score  below 1 So, out of all the other adorable infants being evaluated, perhaps she came in first place? No? Below…

Tell My Mom

Tell my mom.  This is my daughter’s new favorite phrase.  It’s a beautifully constructed sentence, especially for a child labeled as “non verbal” and effortlessly shares her overwhelming pride in her achievements. She tells her speech therapist to tell my mom about the letter P sound she made this morning. She tells her occupational therapist to tell my mom about the snowman she made out of rice.…

A Secret Jewish Prayer

When I was a little girl, I heard a story about prayer. I can’t remember if it was directly taught to me in Hebrew school or something I just picked up. In the story, a small child did not yet know how to pray, yet she knew the letters of the alphabet. So she would simply recite the…

Sage Advice

I had a long day. A really long day. I have been having a lot of them lately. The kind of days where you can’t believe you are wearing the same outfit you grabbed from the laundry pile at 5am, because that felt like a week ago. And you aren’t really sure if it was…