An Autism Diagnosis by Jenn Jordan, Q102 Radio Host

I wrote the following in February 2005 when Jakob was three-and-a-half… “We got the results of Jakob’s ADOS yesterday and they weren’t what I was expecting. I really believed he would test on the autism spectrum but he didn’t. It was autism. The label is...

Torticollis – What Is It And How Can I Help My Child?

What is torticollis?   You may have noticed that your baby may prefer to look towards one side, they have difficulty turning their head towards one side, they may keep their head tipped towards a side or maybe they have a flat spot on the back or side of the head. If...

Summer Ideas To Challenge Development

Large Motor: Bike or scooter riding Jump rope Throw, kick and catch a ball Hit a ball with a racket or bat Swim Hike Outdoor sports like kick ball, baseball, soccer Follow a line of sidewalk chalk along a jagged and curved path. Water balloon toss or water balloon...

Building Skills For Kindergarten

Intellectual skills: Provide your child with fun learning games and toys.  Reading to them, pointing out things on the pages and asking questions are great ways to build language and increase interest and creativity. Motivation to learn: Encourage your child to do...

Fostering Skills For Preschool

Help your child be comfortable separating from mom and dad:  Expose your child to other people early on and consistently.  Have grandparents, good friends, babysitters/daycare providers watch your child even for a short time of the day.  It’s healthy for...

Childhood Speech Disorders and Disability Benefits

If your child has a speech disorder, he or she might be able to qualify for financial aid. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to people of all ages who are unable to work, or in your child’s case, participate in typical childhood...

Friends and Family by Jenn Jordan, Q102 Radio Host

In so many ways, the beginning of this journey with Jakob felt like a one-woman war against time and “the man” who was trying to keep us all down. Of course, that wasn’t the case, but you would have been hard-pressed to convince me otherwise at the time. The hopeless...

Summer Break by Jenn Jordan, Q102 Radio Host

For the past couple months, Jakob and I have been having discussions about what he would like to do this summer. He has a few trips planned, one to see his family in New York, one to see my parents in Illinois and then one to see his biomedical doctor in upstate New...

How to Teach Story-Telling To Your Child

Story telling has been a part of our history since the ancient days. Story telling can be seen on cave art, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and in ancient texts. It was a way for us to retell our past accomplishments, defeats, and history to younger generations who had not...