Category Archives: Carers

12. The battle to communicate properly and be heard by the’Professionals’

My niece had a visit from a ‘professional’ yesterday, one of two teams involved in her care. To date time has been spent talking to the adults in her life, rather than putting things into place for her.  I am normally … Continue reading

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11. Can you spell ‘Investigation?’

While food shopping recently, I came across a two year old girl who was about to turn three, talking to her mother.  She caught my attention because just like my niece when she was that age, this little girl was … Continue reading

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10. Protecting your child from predators

How do you protect your child, boy or girl, from predators?  At the time of writing this, British footballers have started to reveal the sexual abuse they suffered from the age of 11 at the hands of their football coaches. … Continue reading

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9. My child’s encounters with the other less well meaning children

I am gradually learning that my niece has a tendency to mislay things, has items taken from her locker at school or encounters classmates who do not return items she kindly lends out.  Money is tight in our family so … Continue reading

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8. Choosing suitable shoes to combat poor posture and sensory issues

I spent most of the afternoon with my niece yesterday buying shoes.  Having been informed by a paediatric physiotherapist that she required a particular make of shoe in order to support her at the ankles and improve the way she … Continue reading

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7. Crisis management – a typical day

In mid-September of this year, having spent at least 10 weeks enjoying his summer holiday post exams, I received the news that with university about to start, my sister and nephew had not bought a thing in preparation!  Understandably my … Continue reading

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6. In preparation for a new school term

We were given the news last week that my niece would be discharged from the psychologist’s care as his role is only to diagnose.  It was interesting watching her as the psychologist spoke to us about where we go from … Continue reading

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