March 18, 2010
Hannah and Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson
During our drive up to Philadelphia the other day, I was thinking about blogging. I realized that I have not spent much time discussing my two biggest passions in the Down syndrome world. What is up with that? 18 months of blogging and I've barely started on the good stuff!
Here they are:
1. Early Reading
2. Oral Placement Therapy
These two ideas are the foundation upon which we built Hannah. Really.
Infrastructure. Concrete. Supportive. Steady. Footing.
Both early reading and OPT (also known as Oral Motor Therapy) have made a huge impact in Hannah's life. Out of all the things we've done with Hannah over the past 12 years, these two changed her life's trajectory.
So I'm giving you fair warning! There are going to be posts about this, and you're going to have homework to do!
Since I've got a million details to which I must attend in the next couple of days, I'll give you a quick synopsis of our trip to Philly.
It. Was. Great.
Encouraging and fun. Even with silly faces.