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The Amazing World of Horse Riding..

Shortly after starting his first term at school we were told that Roo was getting to go and try horse riding therapy! I had heard fantastic things about this type of therapy as quite a few of Roo friends go and I've seen the benefits so was quite pleased that Roo was getting this chance too but at same time I had my reservations as Roo always seemed scared of horses. We go for walks a lot in the country and every time we came across a horse if I tried to go near Roo would start to get anxious and upset. Even though I showed him that they were friendly by stroking them he wouldn't accept it. There were a few times we had the opportunity to try riding but Roo wasn't having it! So I wondered if he would be able to take part in this therapy. To my amazement his 1:1 told me that he was doing really well and that they even managed to get him to sit on a horse!! Wow! We were then given the opportunity to go and watch Roo do a Christmas show on the horses so hubby even got time …

Parents evening

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We recently had Roo's first parents evening. We totally did not know what to expect as we knew it would be nothing like our other children where we are told how well they are doing in certain subjects, how great their reading and writing is coming on, about how they are a credit to the school etc and we always came away feeling so proud of how well they are doing & behaving like model students (if only they behaved like model children at home instead but that's unrealistic isn't it?!)
So off we went to meet his teacher and she at first told us how well he has settled into the class, getting used to the routines.
He has come on so much socially
She said that even though he tends to play on his own at times he is also starting to interact with his peers, plays with them at times, is well known with the older children especially a pair of twins in the older years who like to help him. We told her how we have seen this in the playground as some…

Fear of the Dentist

Many children / adults are often scared of the dentist but often once they have been for their check up they are ok and realise that there is nothing to be scared of as long as they follow the dentist advice and brush their teeth, don't eat too many sweets & so on. But what if they had very limited or no understanding of what a dentist is, what they do, why they have to get their teeth checked? It's very hard to try and get across why its so important to look after your teeth.
Roo as a baby had severe oral aversion as he hated anything in his mouth, he never went through the mouthing stage that all babies tend to go through, he wouldn't tolerate solids until he was almost 18mths old as he didn't like spoons, it also took that length of time to get him to accept a bottle. He just always hated anything in his mouth so tooth brushing was near impossible and caused him so much distress. But as he got older he got better with his food and now accepts cutlery, cups but he…

Another year, another birthday

What will we get him?Would he play with that?What kind of cake would he like?What would he like to do to mark his special day?These are the same questions that are asked every year & every year the answer is : we dont know.We end up just buying something that has lights & sounds as they keep his interest a bit more. Previous years we have bought several different things but after last year where he got overwhelmed and refused to open his presents we decided this year that we would just buy one toy , a new light and a book. Sounds mean but I've learned my lesson as no matter how hard I try he isn't like other children, he has a very short attention span, only plays for a few mins then wanders off to do something like flick the light switches, climb on table,  throwing stuff around and just loses interest in his toys...last year his birthday toys remained untouched for weeks as he just wasn't interested.We noticed that he likes cars so we decided to buy a garage that…

Bangs & Flashes

Fireworks are normally loved by adults and children all over the world… many places put on huge spectacular displays that leave you in awe.  We also know that its also disliked for the effects it has on animals,  making them shake,  cower in fear and unable to settle. I have often heard of some disabled children who are unable to cope with the noise etc but it was never the case with Roo.  I personally love watching fireworks and always have since I was a child,  my older two kids love them too and so did Roo but I think those days are over… 
When Roo was younger I have taken him to firework displays, used sparklers and even had our own fireworks one year and Roo always coped ok but this year that was no longer the case.  My neighbour across the road was setting of fireworks when I thought I would take Roo outside to watch them,  I opened the door and Roo stopped.. Thinking he was just being his usual stubborn self I tried to gently pull him outside and he wouldnt budge, so I lifted hi…