...teacher by training
...special educator by even more training
...specialist in adapting curriculum for kids with motor and language barriers by yet more training and practice
...trainer of parents, teachers and therapists by passion
And, more personally, I'm a...
...Christian by grace
...wife to an amazing and wonderful man
...mother by blessing
...devoted advocate by circumstance
...happily farming girl after a lifetime of dreaming to live on a farm
A bit of history...
When our firstborn daughter was diagnosed with Rett syndrome 15 years ago, my husband and I faced the challenge of coping with some pretty discouraging news. We discovered that the most constructive response for us was to jump in with practical solutions for the issues she faced, drawing from our own creativity, training, experience and whatever resources we could find. Focusing not on her limitations, we chose instead to figure out ways to enable to her participate in life as fully as possible. This path has been healing for our whole family.
Adapting Creatively is meant to help other families and teachers of kids with issues similar to our daughter's. If there are ideas that can make life easier for someone else, I'm happy to share! If you have ideas that might help others, please let me know so we can pass them along.
How can you get in touch?
You can leave a comment below or email me (using the standard format, of course):