Mother’s Perspectives

Oh, He’ll Never Be Able To Do That! by Kate Steidl

Posted in Mother's Perspectives on October 5th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

Those horrible words that are heard from various professionals. If I wasn’t such a rebel, my son would most likely live down to those expectations. But the rebel in me is pretty strong, and it said.”Oh yeah? We’ll see about that!” Some comments were: “Just concentrate on teaching him to do his daily living skills..that’s […]

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A Mother’s Thank You by Lorrie Goegan

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on June 20th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

Thank you…to you …and you…and even you. Our family celebrated a milestone moment this past week. Denise, our daughter with learning disabilities attended convocation and received her diploma for completing an Honours B.A. at the University of Calgary. This is the girl that we were told, many years ago, would be lucky to complete high […]

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Someone Who Understands By Ruth L. Snyder

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on February 17th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

Two adorable but needy eighteen-month-old boys introduced me to the world of special needs. They also taught me how to be an effective advocate. Luke and Levi were born at 27 weeks gestation, each weighing less than 200 grams. Doctors doubted the twins would survive; a pediatrician said they would probably never walk, talk, or […]

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I call it cruelty. Speaking up as a mother of two children with exceptional needs by Lori Fankhanel

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on February 8th, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

We have two children with exceptional needs. Our youngest has sensory processing disorder, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. In the past three years, our child suffered traumatically at the hands of a special needs team who simply saw a child unable to meet what they were teaching. Their conclusion — he obviously could not learn. […]

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Desperately Seeking Balance by Lisa Boone

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on January 31st, 2011 by Kathryn Burke – Be the first to comment

  Now that we have a teenager and a preteen with exceptional needs, I realize on a daily basis how ill equipped I am to be the perfect parent I aspired to be when my children were born. When my children were born, I remember staring at each of them for hours, with that overwhelming […]

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Midterm madness….yet again by Lorrie Goegan

Posted in Articles, Mother's Perspectives on October 27th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 1 Comment

I thought that I had finished…long ago… with the stress and sleepless nights that accompany university midterms. Little did I know that as a parent of a university student with LD, I would once again agonize through the pain of midterms. Although I no longer have to sit in an exam hall and write, I […]

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