About Rosie Reeves

Rosie Reeves is a writer and mother of three; including one with special needs. She works side-by-side with her daughter’s therapists, teachers and doctors. Rosie also serves as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner and as a contributor on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com. Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Rosie

Stimming and Special Needs: The Good, The Bad and the Flappy

Stimming and Special Needs: The Good, The Bad and the Flappy

How do you react when when your dog greets you at the door with a wagging tail or your cat cuddles up to you and purrs loudly? You might think it’s cute or that the animal is just expressing its feelings. Do you ever get angry? do you ever think your pet is acting weird? Of course not, it’s just the natural way they use body language or their voice box. Now think about how most people... 

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

One night as I flopped down next my daughter in her bed, I kissed her and said goodnight.  She wished me a goodnight back. There was a moment of silence during which I mentally listed all the household chores I still had waiting for me in the other room. Her sleepy voice interrupted my list. “You didn’t say it,” she objected. “Say what?” I was totally confused. I had... 

Special Things for Special Kids, Part I

Special Things for Special Kids, Part I

Every parent/caregiver has their own list of tools that have helped them get through the tough times. Not all tools work for every kid, so we parents/caregivers of kids with special needs have probably filled storage bins with products that we rate as a fail. We also flushed away lots of money on these alleged miracle products that were going to be our solution to a specific problem. Allow me to share... 

What Does Independence Mean For Your Special Needs Child?

What Does Independence Mean For Your Special Needs Child?

As you gear up to celebrate The Fourth of July, take a moment to think about the idea of independence.  How far has your special needs child come thus far? How many things can he or she do independently now that seemed out of reach a while ago? No matter how small, be sure to celebrate each speck of progress. And the next. And the next. Eventually those specks can build something amazing. There... 

Looking Back: A Special Needs Child’s Struggle for Freedom

Looking Back: A Special Needs Child’s Struggle for Freedom

Since it’s Memorial Day and we take the time to honor those who have fought for our freedom I thought I would remind you to look back and appreciate all the struggles and victories you and your special needs child have faced. As I have mentioned, my child was never supposed to walk or talk but she does all that and more. Even if she had never made those strides (pun intended) we would love her...