Terry Caliendo

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November 8, 2019
After School Programs: Your Child May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Recently, our son, who has what we often call an "invisible disability", had an issue with an after school program that forced us to obtain deeper insight into how after school programs work here in our Clark County, Nevada School District. I wrote about that experience in my post "FAS - You Wouldn't Say That […]

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November 8, 2019
FAS - You Wouldn't Say That About My Child If It Was Autism

Parenting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is extremely difficult not only because of the inherent issues that appear in a child who has FASD but also because the greater world at large still doesn't understand or "see" the "invisible disability" that is FAS/FASD. What follows is a very long-winded account with a […]

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January 24, 2018
Active Therapeutic Sensory Bedroom for our Angry, Hyperactive Child (ODD & ADHD)

My son is and always has been very energetic.  When he was 1-2 years old, anyone that took care of him, be it a nanny, a sitter, or a daycare worker would be sure to let us know.  Early on, the nicer caregivers politely termed him as being "very busy."   Then it was "strong-willed."  As […]

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January 19, 2018
How I Help My Angry Hyperactive 5 Year Old Learn To Read (ODD & ADHD)

While my son is still a bit too young to be officially diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), he has been officially diagnosed by a licensed child neuro-psychologist as having ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).  The psychologist has also indicated that the ADHD diagnosis is likely to come as he enters school age (he is […]

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December 7, 2017
InYard Therapy Swing Review (& Hammock Chair Swing Stand)

My wife and I adopted our (nearly) 5 year old son from the Clark County foster care system here in Las Vegas.  Once I figure out how I want to write publicly about our experience as foster and now adoptive parents (i.e. what to make public and what to keep private), I'll be writing more […]

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