Archive for February, 2008
Special children with Special Needs bring so many wonderful things to us. Often when we least expect it, they can tell us things that only when we’ve had time to gain perspective, does the “light” go on. One of those teaching moments happened when my preschooler, who we would learn later, had severe Dyslexia. When I asked him about his struggle with his gross and fine motor skills, he replied, I have trouble doing things because I have “fluffy hands”!It took me several years to figure out what he was telling me. When I became aware of The Neurodevelopmental Approach his “fluffy hands” mystery was solved.The only way he could describe the lack of sensation was to tell me what he experienced.I came to learn that crawling (which he didn’t do) is a crucial step in developing lower level brain organization.Without developing strong neuro-pathways which carry signals from his limbs to his brain, the registering of clear tactile messages wasn’t happening. Therefore his gross and find motor skills were lagging. He was suffering from Developmental Delays. I am glad to report it was not a life sentence! I learned how to help my child through brain stimulating activities that would create the much needed pathways and improve the communication between the brain and body. I am so grateful for The Neurodevelopmental Approach!My child is totally functional because of it! Find out more at http://www.littlegiantsteps.com/
WELCOME to Little Giant Steps (LGS) blog where equipping families with information to help their children reach their full potential is our main goal; whether it be for advancing a young child’s development or preventing/treating learning difficulties. For future reference, we will be posting items of interest concerning child development and tools for academic success several times a month. Whether it’s Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, or one of many labels involved in learning difficulties; LGS has been helping people, both young and old to succeed academically and leave those symptoms behind utilizing The Neurodevelopmental Approach. A quote from Jan Bedell, our founder states our philosophy, Say No, to labels and Yes to hope. What the future holds is not predetermined or preset ~ what the future holds is based on specific opportunities presented to the child or individual. When something different is done for the child’s brain development, the results can be entirely different. Please join us with your comments, questions and helpful hints. Special Teaching Moments is new area we’d love you to post those special and precious moments you’ve experienced with your child or family member. We desire this part of our blog to be an encouragement, or bring a smile. Be looking for that topic in the coming weeks. Please share those special, sweet moments, or even those profound insights that only children can bring to our lives.