Tagged: Diagnosis

Diagnosis

The Days After The Diagnosis

So much is written about how to get a diagnosis; what the criteria is for a diagnosis and what to do when you don’t get one but little is written about how it feels to get the diagnosis. As a family, we’ve collected many a variety of diagnosis along our travels....

Why?

Why is it that when you have read everything you can about your children’s known conditions, another one pops up to knock the wind out of your sails? Why is it that your children’s conditions cause such mayhem and turn your life upside down in a way no one can...

What is Person Centred Practice?

Person Centred:  An approach to working with people which puts the individual’s needs and aspirations firmly at the centre of the process. There is so much talk about Person Centred Practice and to be honest, I wasn’t too sure what it meant.  I had an idea that the definition above...

Do you remember? Questions in the Special Needs Minefield

Do you remember the day you heard?

Do you remember? Do you remember the day you heard?  Do you remember the day your child was given a label?  Do you remember the day your life was turned upside down?  Do you remember thinking your heart would never feel this much pain again?  Do you remember thinking you...

Today

Today Video: My child has a diagnosis

Many years ago, a practitioner sat in my home – perfectly groomed – and stated that she understood what my life was like.  I knew that she could empathise but not understand – not unless she was a mum of a child with special needs too. Today Video: In order to...