I’ve published ‘Down’s Syndrome, A Disaster?’ on the Huffington Post

I’ve published ‘Down’s Syndrome, A Disaster?’ on the Huffington Post

Most if not all of you know that our youngest son has Down’s Syndrome.  I’m […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: Meltdown Management

Sensory Processing Disorder: Meltdown Management

This post on Sensory Processing Disorder: System Overload  is the 4th in the series of […]

The Benefits of Learning Makaton – by Becky Lyddon

The Benefits of Learning Makaton – by Becky Lyddon

Photo: ‘Hello’ by Catherine Anne Gilmour In society most communication is recognised through speaking to […]

Personalised Books To Aid Reading – from ‘love2read’

Personalised Books To Aid Reading – from ‘love2read’

As most of you know, our youngest child has Down’s Syndrome. He’s four, he’s very […]

Our Family’s Initial Experience Of Mainstream Reception – Guest Post

Our Family’s Initial Experience Of Mainstream Reception – Guest Post

Lucy Lloyd-Scott is the proud mother of two gorgeous children, the eldest of which has […]

Our Boy With Down’s Syndrome & Mainstream Primary School

Our Boy With Down’s Syndrome & Mainstream Primary School

Image by John-Mark Kuznietsov As many of you read about our initial indecision about whether […]

How Bacteria Affect Our Health – Guest Post

How Bacteria Affect Our Health – Guest Post

You may have heard of the terms ‘friendly bacteria’ and ‘probiotics,’ but how important are they and do […]

Dealing With After-School Tantrums & Tiredness

Dealing With After-School Tantrums & Tiredness

We’re having strops, tantrums and loud shouts of ‘NO!’ after school, which I’m assured is […]

Calm Down.  It’s Just Birthday Cake!

Calm Down. It’s Just Birthday Cake!

Photo courtesy of Jake Bellucci As far as I know, it’s now absolutely the norm […]

Our Boy With Down Syndrome Starts School

Our Boy With Down Syndrome Starts School

Exactly four years to the day after having Open-Heart Surgery and dithering about whether or not to delay […]

How To Speak To My Non-Verbal Child

How To Speak To My Non-Verbal Child

What do you do when you’re out and about and suddenly find yourself meeting a […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: Therapeutic Listening – Guest Post by Carole

Sensory Processing Disorder: Therapeutic Listening – Guest Post by Carole

I think, and I fervently hope, we are on the edge of a revolution! Sensory […]

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest

Potty Training A Child Who Has Zero Interest   Our son had just turned 4 […]

Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensation Seeking & ‘Antisocial Behaviour’

Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensation Seeking & ‘Antisocial Behaviour’

This post on Sensory Processing Disorder: Sensation Seeking & ‘Antisocial Behaviour’  is the 3rd in […]

Dear Dog Owners…

Dear Dog Owners…

(Feature Photo By Kind Courtesy of John Goode) Dear Dog Owners… I must thank you […]

Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensation Avoidance

Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensation Avoidance

This post on Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensation Avoidance is the 2nd in the series of […]

Getting Young Children Out Of The Door Quickly & Easily

Getting Young Children Out Of The Door Quickly & Easily

Oooh I think I’ve stumbled on something…a way of getting young children out of the […]

Make The Most Of Your Doctors’ Appointment

Make The Most Of Your Doctors’ Appointment

I hear it time and time again in my Osteopathic practice – people go and […]

Delay Starting School For A Year or Not?

Delay Starting School For A Year or Not?

It’s official.  Our little boy, who only just turned 4 in February really is starting school […]

Open Heart Surgery: A Mother’s Story

Open Heart Surgery: A Mother’s Story

I’ve included a photo of our son in intensive care (with all the tubes, drains and […]

Science And Blue Salad!

Science And Blue Salad!

I’m sure everyone else has been doing this for years and I’m always the last […]