Archive for November, 2013

Song of the Open Road (Part 1)

Special treat today. A blog entry from Clay’s Mom – and Number One Fan – who never wavers from the journey to help Clay communicate.


Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well.
– Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”

“help me on the more difficult manner of typing please.”

This is how Clay greeted Marjorie Cases, a powerhouse of an occupational therapist we met with a few weeks back.

For us, it seemed that all roads lead to Havertown, Pa., where Marjorie has a therapy center. I had recently reconnected with her as a result of Larry’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Before that, my friend Juliette had called to tell me about the successful sensory integration and vision therapy work Marjorie was doing with her son Colin.

We knew Clay needed help in those areas as well if he’s to improve his typing skills and move towards independent typing.  A few emails and one phone call later, Clay and I were on our way to an optimistically planned three-hour consult. Read the rest of this entry »


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