Linda Keogh OT

A huge thank you to Occupational Therapist Linda Keogh for her Guest Post as part of the Little Puddins’ “Autism 101” series; where essentially Parents…

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Pencil Control Printables

The other day over on my FACEBOOK blog I shared a photograph of some handwriting printables I created to help my son Conor with his…

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Handwriting & Autism

Conor has always struggled with using his hands, hand writing and fine motor activities have always been a massive challenge for him. He has a…

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Handwriting APPS for Children

As a mom of 4 I have learned that every child progresses at their own rate. My oldest child, Hailey learned everything so quickly, I…

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Books about Siblings with disabilities

We read all the time in our house, I encourage each of our children to read as much as they wish as I want them…

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Goals for 2019

GOALS 2019 Every New Year’s Eve since Conor stopped speaking, I stopped making Resolutions, instead putting all my positive energy into wishing and hoping he…

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Helping Jack overcome Anxiety

My 5 year old son Jack struggles daily with Anxiety. He needs constant reassurance and needs routine and structure to help him feel more at…

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SPECIAL NEEDS EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

Louise Furlong: is Mum to Eli and runs her own Montessori in her native Ballina for the last 16 years. She has gained invaluable experience…

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Most Loved Christmas Gifts

Every year I struggle to find gifts that Santa can bring that my sons with Special Needs will actually really like and will use. You…

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Cover Stars

Conor and Jack became mini “Cover Stars” in our County paper, this past December thanks to the lovely and thoughtful people over at The Connaught…

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Playground bullying can teach us about Inclusion

Bullying because of Difference. Over the years we have had our fair share of episodes when out and about with Conor, where children/tweens and even…

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Different not less

I took this photo of Conor a few years ago. We were at the beach in Westport, surrounding by families with children “almost” just like…

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Autism and Christmas

“Christmas” in every house is different. Whether you have a child(ren) with Special Needs or not, the expectation to create a “perfect”Christmas for your family…

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