My kid doesn’t have dyslexia! Whew, I had to get that out right away. Turns out the severe working memory deficiencies made my child’s symptoms appear like dyslexia, but since beginning Cog-Med and Lindamood-bell therapy she’s jumped from a reading level that was a year behind her age to one that is six years ahead. She’ll [...]
I told myself certain diagnoses were likely, prepped for the news down to the last expectant seconds as my husband and I took our seats in the psychologist’s office. But the words, out loud and official, slammed the Thing into reality, gave it legs. Before the sonic boom of the diagnosis, our Thing hadn’t existed. Only possibilities.
I’m happy to introduce our Surprise Number Six. Evyn Layla, born August 22. A little about her name. Evan: God is Gracious If my parents longed for grandchildren with classic names they shouldn’t have bogged me down with the most common first name in the history of the world*. I mean, nothing screams “You’re [...]