I’m a Bible-believing, husband-loving, Texas-living, home-schooling, bread-baking, picture-card-(PECs) making blessed stepmom to two grown beauties and mama to seven wacky wonders between the ages of 3 and 18 (3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 18). My 6-year-old, Noah Courage, has Down syndrome and we also suspect he has apraxia of speech. I’m currently investigating the different ways we can use picture cards (a.k.a. PECs) and sign language to teach, train, elicit speech and communicate with Noah. This blog is all about the world of visual learning and the ways we can integrate it into our daily lives. So, grab a chair and a cup of coffee, and l-e-t’s g-e-t s-t-a-r-t-e-d.
Note: On January 31, 2012, my 8-year-old son, Andres, was diagnosed with a Chiari 1 malformation. This blog is evolving to encompass more than our journey with visual learning. Stay tuned . . .
September 25, 2012 – Wow. This blog has taken on a life of it’s own. It’s chronicled our journey with Down syndrome, speech therapy, Chiari malformation, Chiari decompression surgery, sensory processing deficits, Pinterest addiction, and who knows what we’ll morph into next. I’m realizing there is so much about our family’s journey through life that I want to remember and want to pass onto my children. I share it with the world in the hope that our discoveries, whether it be our family’s latest favorite recipe on Pinterest or the thing that’s helping Noah find his voice, might help someone else not have to reinvent the wheel. And I share it because it matters, it matters to me, and if you’re joining us on www.wordsofhisheart.wordpress.com, maybe it matters to you too.