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The bad kind of SIBs

September 12, 2019, 7:36 am

Dar’s latest bruise is on my brain. If you’re not a parent, or if your kid(s) is/are neuro-typical, you may not be familiar with the term “self-injurious behavior,” a term common enough in my community to be regularly acronym-ized. We’ll see forms that say “SIBs?” or “Amount of SIBs ____” or the like. The SIB I saw this week left me scared…for Dar and for us. I don’t know exactly what prompted it. No doubt our ABA therapist (who Dar
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One letter off

September 6, 2019, 10:49 am

Have you ever noticed that Big Sur is almost Big Surf? And even though that seems appropriate – Big Sur has big surf – etymologically, they’re not related? Also, Carmel is one letter away from caramel and camel. Carmel has good caramels but not good camels. Darwin is one letter away from some neuro-typical kid named Darin or Darwina. When I was his current age, I would sit around thinking about things like this. He can’t. Or at least, all evidence
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