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 has also served as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com. Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Los-Angeles-Special-Needs-Kids-207472889275800/

Articles by Rosie

Instant Packets of Independence for a Special Needs Child

Instant Packets of Independence for a Special Needs Child

Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 01:01 pmToday I taught my nearly nine year-old daughter how to make herself some instant Cinnamon Swirl oatmeal. It’s a simple enough task, but for a special need child who was never supposed to walk or talk it is a big deal on many levels. Just think about the many skills involved with the preparation: Shaking the packet without dropping it Tearing the paper... 

Eating Issues and Kids with Special Needs

Eating Issues and Kids with Special Needs

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 11:44 pmSo many parents and caregivers struggle with issues surrounding food, with special needs kids and typical kids as well. For some kids the issues are medical so they require a specific diet, or they have a condition than includes low muscle tone. For others it’s a sensory thing, so they will only eat crunchy foods, or white foods, or the rules may change... 

Special Needs Kids Are All Around Us – Please Teach Acceptance

Special Needs Kids Are All Around Us – Please Teach Acceptance

Last updated on December 20th, 2020 at 04:08 pmMaybe I am sensitized to the topic, but it seems like everywhere I turn these days people are talking about special needs kids. Sometimes it’s sad, like the Canadian boy who took his own life, and sometimes it’s joyful, like the radio DJ who asked, “What can we do better to help kids with special needs in our community?” Clearly... 

How Special is Your “Special Needs” Child?

How Special is Your “Special Needs” Child?

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:48 pmTHERAsurf takes special needs kids out onto the waves I have been struggling with the issue of labels. I have a special needs child, but I believe all children are special – and they all, in some way, have special needs, as I discussed in an early blog post. So, how special is “special”? Actually, my child doesn’t qualify for most programs – she... 

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

Rituals and Special Needs Kids: Stability in a Chaotic World

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:58 pmOne 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... 

Summer Camps are “Serious Fun” for Special Needs Kids

Summer Camps are “Serious Fun” for Special Needs Kids

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:50 amSummer is in the distant future in my mind, but the buzz at my school’s pick-up and drop-off area has already turned to camp. Working parents (as well as stay-at-home parents) are scrambling to find programs that will keep their kids engaged and challenged and also give them great social skills and memories. Children with special needs may have serious medical...