Autism recovered?

Medical experts say it's not possible to recover autism. We have living proof in the form of three children, that it IS possible. In my blog you will find recovery stories, along with information regarding health that I have learned over the years. And sometimes just snippets of life to give hope that yes, life can be normal after the hard work is done.

Sit back, enjoy, and be hopeful! RECOVERY HAPPENS!

**Kids names have been changed to protect the innocent and naughty alike. ;)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Reading nook

Grace has recently learned to read. This is a HUGE deal in so many ways. She has struggled for years to just get the basics. She has wept, cried and pitched fits over it. She longes to read like Tony, the little bookworm. But she just couldn't do it. We used a few different programs that were supposed to help anyone learn to read but they were all geared toward the "left brain dominant" learner and she is "right brain dominant" so it just wasn't working for her. So this year we enrolled her in Learning RX and we spent 8 months getting past the roadblocks she had been unable to break through on her own. She worked her little rear off, doing read and think activities every day. And it all paid off, she is now able to read extremely well! She will post test next week and we fully anticipate she has gone beyond the 2nd grade reading level. Considering she started the program at a kindergarten level, that's awesome!!!!

I had in my mind from the very beginning that we needed to do something with this fabulous window seat in the girls room but didn't quite know what. I found these adorable lace curtain panels for sale at a thrift shop for $5.00 and realized they were perfect for what I wanted. I dug out my old fake flowers from waaaay before kids and spent 30 minutes decorating her nook while she was watching a movie. This was the result.

She was ecstatic when she saw it! She just ooohed and aaahed over the beauty of it. She is in love with this spot that is all her own for her to cuddle up with books and read.

And we are so grateful for teachers and programs that can help us move forward. Books are so important to us and now Grace can join in the love of books. There will be no stopping her progress now. :)


  1. Hi Wonder Woman! It's Super Girl. :P You need to put the link thingy on here so I can "follow" your page and see when you put new things on. I can't remember how I did it (my brain doesn't function at such a high level now-a-days) but it's in there somewhere in the layout design and settings. Love the new site and must say that the whole name thing completely threw me off. I kept saying "Who in the world is GRACE" HAHAHA I'm slow as previously stated.

  2. LOL Super Girl! My friend!! I will try to figure out how to put a follow thingie on here. I thought I did but what do I know?

    And you are NOT the first person to be disturbed by the name changes on here. Daddy-o insisted. ;)

  3. Hi - wandered over from WTM forums :-)

    Congratulations Grace!



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