Monday, November 17, 2008

some extra support for ME!

Our fabulous former speech therapist organized a support group for moms with kids like Carver. We met the first time on Saturday morning at a local coffee shop and it was wonderful. I was a little hesitant to commit to one more thing right now, but this is definitely going to be worth my time! It was neat to hear other moms have so many similar feelings and experiences, but at the same time have enough differences that we can help each other. One mom just swears by those SPIO suits for her two boys and hearing her testimonial motivated me to give it another strong push. After a month of consistently wearing his SPIO, her son stopped drooling. I think, for that kind of success, it's worth another try! So I'm going to give it a really dedicated effort through Christmas and see if we can see some progress.

I also realized that I've been SO very blessed to have incredible support of friends and family. I am really grateful for how understanding everyone has been. I'm looking forward to learning from these moms of SPD kids and broadening my support group even more.

1 comment:

Hopeful Mother said...

Hi - I just started reading your blog. Found you after searching for SPIO and therapy.

We have twin boys 13.5 months old - and one is currently in PT and OT for develop. delays. A ped. neurologist "diagnosed" him with CP without any further tests - but his OT thinks that he also has some sensory issues, and "space" issues that might be helped by the SPIO suit. He seems to respond well to compression techniques during therapy.

I'm curious to know how it works for you guys - and a little more about Carver and his history and diagnosis.

Would you be so kind as to email me - at hopefulmotherblog at gmail dot com ?