Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My first posting!

I have been thinking about doing this for years. I tell myself there must be other parents out there whose going through the same experience as me. The truth is I'm still afraid to talk about it, even after 14 years. I really do not want to retell my whole story from the beginning, but rather immerse bits and pieces of it while I write about my week with my son. If I have started this sooner, it would have been easier to spot difficulties and obstacles over the years. I never wanted to take away any time from my son for which I could be helping him learn, so I never did. He's older now, and a freshman in high school and I have a little breathing room and here it is! Let me introduce you to my son, Zachary.
He is a strapping young man of almost 15 years. He is 6 foot tall and 215 pounds. He loves History and computers and has been bowling since the 4th grade. He is a homeschool student and attends public school too. I am very proud of my Dyspraxic son! And he deserves all the happiness in the world.


  1. Hi Jody
    I will follow your blog with interest as my daughter has dyspraxia too...

  2. Hi Suzy! It's good to know we are not alone. I will try to write more often in the hopes to gather more parents like us!

  3. Hi Jody!

    So glad to have found this blog. We recently came upon information on dyspraxia. My son is 17 and was diagnosed with Central Auditory Processing Delay in 4th grade. This diagnosis never fully explained what was really going on. Now, all these years later...we believe he is dyspraxic. Reading about your son is like reading someone's account of my son. It is startling and comforting all in one! You, like me, are an awesome advocate for your son. I know that is not an easy task. My husband is in the military and I have had to do a lot of this alone. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and trials...and victories.