Child struggling to sit still?
We used weighted products earlier on in Scarlett's life to help with her sleep patterns. Assisted me to wien her off melatonin too as I didn't feel prescription drugs long term was the right choice for us.
I have information if you would like to create your own weighted blanket at a cheaper cost.
I also have one to give away to a 30kg child that we no longer use! X ... See MoreSee Less
Sunny FreakleyHey Charlotte! We had problems with Eds sleep for years. I eventually trained as a sleep practitioner!!! I now work for a charity and help families of kids with additional needs helping them get a good nights sleep- I could definitely put that weighted blanket to good use, loaning to some of the families I work with!1 · 3 days ago
Eve Hellier-SmithI'm desperate to make one for my one year old. I haven't quite mastered his optimum light/dark snugglyness for bed time and I'm sure this is the answer. Thankyou for posting this link x1 · 2 days ago
Lisa LouI've used weighted blankets on and off, they're fab! Xx3 days ago
Can anyone help?
A parent is looking for advise!
Does anyone have any recommendations for holiday destinations either abroard or in the uk that children who have a visual impairment can enjoy please.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Do parents remember that nerve racking time when you had to transfer your blind child from cot to bed?
In this post by website author Cecily Morrison she talks about her fears in relation to her son's bed wondering during the night and how a bit of carpentry helped make the transition from bed to cot much easier!
http://www.throughscarlettseyes.com/ronans-transition-cot-bed/... See MoreSee Less
Claire BattleWe've just been deliberating this exact situation for our little boy who is soon to be 3! And seems to sleep in a very similar way to Ronan. This sounds like a great idea. Thank you for sharing.1 · 5 days ago
In July we are celebrating the young person's voice!
So if you have an interest in writing/blogging or have a great story that you wish to tell, some wise words for us parent's then I would love to hear from you!
The whole month is going to be dedicated to blogs from members of the VI community, please follow the link for more information.
http://www.throughscarlettseyes.com/young-persons-voice-month/... See MoreSee Less
One of the very special things about Scarlett's school is their attention to independent living skills.
Here is Scarlett learning to pour her own drink.
She is also learning how to butter her own toast! ... See MoreSee Less
Cecily Morrison has been a website author for a long time and she shares some fantastic and informative posts with her son Ronan.
This post looks at Ronan's first mobility cane. With such a variety available where do you start and when!
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Through Scarletts EyesIt'll get better I promise! Scarlett was very frightened in her class at first as she's in with a gang of noisey none verbal boys. She's been there over a year now and she just tells them to be quiet. Just keep persevering with explaining and with time any anxiety will reduce. And good luck!1 · 2 weeks ago
Xuxa BoyleSo much like my little boy!! He has really struggled since having a baby brother he finds the baby noises & shrieking/crying completely unbearable at times...i also use language to describe to him why his brother is making the noises he makes and whats upset him ie. He hungry hes fallen over etc...and it does seem to calm him a bit but its an ongoing battle for us all 😏2 weeks ago
I have been writing a lot recently about Scarlett's speech and language, the current style of language she uses at the moment is Echolalia, which is common in children who are visually impaired.
I have lots of inquiries from parents who too see a similar pattern in their child's speech. I found this post written by Mary McDonach for the Wonderbaby website was very helpful in explaining Echolalia and also gives great advise for how you can work with your child to help them to progress.
http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/echolalia... See MoreSee Less
Echolalia is an aspect of healthy language development that lasts much longer in children who are blind. Contributor Mary McDonach explains why children who are visually impaired repeat back what they hear, and how parents can help minimize repetition in a constructive way.