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Update on the formerly selectively mute daughter

She’s 12 now, my bright, spirited, formerly selectively mute child.  She was formally diagnosed in May of 2008 and I wrote about her journey here.  And this was what I said about her official diagnosis in one of those posts: … Continue reading

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For teenagers and adults with Selective Mutism

For the longest time, there weren’t any resources available for selectively mute teenagers and adults.  Fortunately most of my readership finds my blog when their children are very young – from about 3 to about 9 or so.   This … Continue reading

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Notes on preschools and IEP accommodation for SM kids.

A short update:  My now 12 year old formerly SM child has 18 lines (18!) of dialogue in the school play she tried out for this year in middle school.  She’s beyond thrilled!  And so is this mama!   As many … Continue reading

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Having problems with blog comments

I know some of you have made comments requesting materials about selective mutism.  Unfortunately, WordPress has changed how they have handled comments and I can’t figure out how to get your email addresses.  Please stand by while I figure this … Continue reading

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Gainfully employed again…as a microbiology diagnostic lab technician.

It’s been a long while since I wrote about the goings-on in my life.  Just wanted to share the good news.  I was interviewed and hired into a laboratory in early April. I’m sorry I’ve been away from the blog … Continue reading

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Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

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Make me normal

Originally posted on Everything Matters:
From indiegogo …MAKE ME NORMAL, explores the rise in diagnosis of mental disorders and the boom of psychiatric prescription drugs, all set against the release of the new controversial psychiatric guidelines of the DSM (nick-named the “Psychiatry…

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Originally posted on Raising Smart Girls:
I’m beginning to really like Linda Kreger Silverman,Ph.D. a prominent name with regards to gifted issues, who wrote a really great article about gifted women called I’m Not Gifted, I’m Just Busy: Unrecognized Giftedness…

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Blogging interrupted

By life. I am giving a forensic DNA talk today to my4th grader’s merit class.  Between her science fair last month, sickness in the house, family stuff, and getting ready for the presentation today I have been uber-busy. I know … Continue reading

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Surprise…we have an interview…

I just have to thank all of you  who may have thought of us and wished us well in that last post. A week after posting, Mr. RSG got contacted from a recruiter who had seen his resume on Monster.com.  … Continue reading

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