I used to talk rather glibly about all such challenges, but with the passage of time I’m increasingly humbled by how very little any of us really understand. Let’s just say, for the sake of having a concept we can grasp, that developmental disabilities act like partial barriers that impede messages going in to the brain (in the case of something like ADD) and/or output from the brain (in the case of something like stuttering).
Bethany, the mother of this girl, has posted a summary of my family’s story on her blog. There are links to all my guest posts in the sidebar, but I’m giving this one a little more prominence because Bethany is actively looking for additional stories of how families have dealt with developmental issues. The beginning of a new year is an especially appropriate time to recall that it’s mentally satisfying to fight for what we know is right. This is true even if the fight isn’t going exactly as we would choose. If you have lessons to share from your own story, please contact her here.