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

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Articles by Rosie

In This Brave New World, We Are EVERY Child’s Village

In This Brave New World, We Are EVERY Child’s Village

There are many amazing blogs by mothers of children with special needs out there in the blogosphere. Recently I read a blog post by a mother of a special needs child about the bothersome reactions strangers have to her child when out in public. I reached out to her and left a comment reminding her that up until recently special needs children were automatically institutionalized, or kept hidden away... 

A Sincere Thank You To Responsible Special Needs Caregivers…

A Sincere Thank You To Responsible Special Needs Caregivers…

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:24 amI was literally brought to tears by yet another story of a special needs child who was mistreated by their alleged caregivers. So, as Thanksgiving approaches, I want to express my gratitude, appreciation and admiration. Thank you…To every caseworker, nurse and doctor who questions parents and caregivers diligently and actually follows up… To... 

Would You “Sabotage” Your Special Needs Child For More Services?

Would You “Sabotage” Your Special Needs Child For More Services?

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:28 amWe all know the bad news about the economy. We also know that raising a child can be expensive, and raising a special needs child can be incredibly expensive. Public schools and agencies can’t keep up with demand, so only the most extreme cases qualify for services. Usually this involves an assessment or examination. Many times I struggle with myself... 

Research Trials Make Treatments Affordable for Special Needs Kids

Research Trials Make Treatments Affordable for Special Needs Kids

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:45 pmWhen you have a special needs child, or a child who is ill or any child with a medical need you want to do anything to get them what might help them. Many times treatments are very costly and insurance doesn’t cover all of it, or any of it. One way to give a treatment a try is by getting involved in a research trial. Many universities and hospitals run... 

Hearing Loss In One Ear Can Cause Speech Delays

Hearing Loss In One Ear Can Cause Speech Delays

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:46 pmMost babies are given a basic hearing test when they are born.  Usually kids don’t get another hearing test until they enter kindergarten.  A 2018 article by the Cleveland Clinic shows that hearing loss in one ear can go undetected and often goes untreated. The problem is that “these children are exhibiting speech and language delays and... 

Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs

Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:48 pmThe other day my three children and I got into a discussion about special needs kids. They all go to a charter school with a mission statement of inclusion, and many special needs students are enrolled there. There are “paras” in each class – paraprofessionals who assist these special students. Each class has space for three special needs children....