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My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bring it.

Anyone else blogging about DCD from a parenting (not scientific) perspective? Anyone? In the entire blogosphere? This is a condition that NYT reports as affecting 6% of children. I couldn't find anyone. Not a single blogger. I challenge you to find one.

It's on. Winner gets a cookie.

12 comments:

Quirky Mom said...

I've found (so far... just started looking) one mom blogger with one post about dyspraxia.

I'll keep looking, however. I love a challenge!

Quirky Mom said...

This blogger has dyspraxia and DCD listed in her interests, but I have no idea how to get around in live journal and didn't find any posts on the topic. Maybe you're more motivated. ;)

Quirky Mom said...

I've found a few other possibilities here and here .

Laura said...

*dismembers limbs from animal cracker and offers it to Quirky Mom* For you!

Throw me a bone, will you - tell me you had to work hard to find those.

Not enough for a blog ring, but it is something, so thanks.

goodfountain said...

Leave it the Q-Mom to find blogs!!

I don't have any recommend but I do find this whole thing so interesting.

The most irritating thing ever is how so many people are given such dramatic, dire futures for their children. Makes me glad I never took Chee in when she was a lot younger for a diagnosis.

Quirky Mom said...

I worked very, very hard. Now may I have another cookie, please?

rainbowmummy said...

erm yeah it says rainbowmummy but this is actually Quirky Mom, *hands out awaiting the cookies*.........what?

Quirky Mom said...

I still can't help myself.

Here's a brand new blogger with a son who was just diagnosed with DCD. It sounds like she could use someone like you reading/commenting on her blog, too. <3

My search also turned up a blogger I already know, whose Aspie son apparently has (or has had) a DCD diagnosis.

Must stop now. Quirky Mom: step away from teh google.

Laura said...

*hands rainbowmummy a lump of coal*

Thanks again Quirky Mom. Will do "the rounds" tonight...

Laura said...

goodfountain, I don't blame you, but I will say that there was upside of early detection in our case: we got 3 hours per week of OT for Brad. Post-age 3, we're down to one hour per week (through a private OT), and insurance has indicated we'll be denied after 2 more visits. I 100% believe in the benefits of OT (which, in Brad's case, includes a PT element), and I am so grateful Brad received those 3 hours per week - I think they made a real difference. So in the balance, I'd say the upside outweighed the downside.

rhemashope said...

I'd never heard of DCD before. Dyspraxia yes, but not DCD. I would guess that others are unaware of it, as the ASD diagnosis has all their attention? I find the link to language delays very interesting. Thanks Laura!

Laura said...

My pediatrician had never heard of DCD either, so you're in good company.