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Melissa in Australia

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  1. I would have an immediate emergency altrasound. I have already got my miracle baby, ds13 was conceived 3 years after having my tubes done. I was told that I have a greater than 75%chance of any other pregnancy being a tubal and to have an altrasound as soon as I found out if I do get pregnate.
  2. Thank you so much for the info re progressivephonics. Just what I have been searching for for handwriting for twins. THANK YOU
  3. Rod and staff phonics workbooks are cheep, and you can use them as review of phonics learned with another program. For a free suppliment I recommend studyladder. It is online, but has printables to work through. In the The free version you can only do I think 3 pages a day, the paid version gives full access. It is something that the child could possibly do on her own. You can get free copies of all the I see Sam books online, but you have to print them out straight away as the free access is only for a few weeks. The absolutely biggest help for my slow to read children was the
  4. I am not a follower of famous people and wouldn't recognise most of them if ibumpetinto them. My uncle is a very famous artist
  5. It depends on how many children and what ages. For me it is a full time job.
  6. Hugs Hugs hugs Regarding no hot water for washing dishes, you could heat some up in a kettle. I know it is a pain and takes longer.
  7. we have panels on our roof. we produce more than we use, and so we get a cheque in the mail instead of bills, which is nice. We live in a sunny country and it never snows here. We wash the panels once a year to remove dust to make them more efficient. As we are connected to the grid, when the power goes off then our inverter shuts down. this is a safety feature as it would not be good for the linesmen to be working on what they think are dead wires only to have people feeding electricity into them with their solar panels.
  8. I am mildly dyslexic. I have trouble spelling. The big problem for me is that I don't even see the spelling mistakes. I have many relatives who have dyslexia, some profound,some mild and all ranges in between. They all struggle with spelling. After year 7 here I allow my children to use technology with spell check on for written assignments. The red line underneath the misspelt word instantly alerts me and my children that the word is spelt wrong, and immediately correcting it helps reinforce the correct look of the word in the brain.
  9. My oldest son tutors university level math. He charges $50 hour. He does the tuition independently. If he worked through an agency he would only get $30 per hour
  10. I have the whole set. I bought it because I received funding to buy things to help the twins with their Global Develpomental Delays. We have had the set for 1 year. We have used the set sporadically. Mostly because the twins lacked the ability to stay focused for more than a few minutes on a task and lacked the cognitive skills to place things together to get a end result. They have improved and just worked out how to place a few pattern blocks together etc. I am planning that this year we will be using the set for their math. (School year just started this week here in Australia). I envi
  11. Fantastic job all credit goes to you, his mum . I know exactly the superhuman effort it takes to get a noncompliant child at that exact spot.
  12. is the forced treatment better for you because you no longer can see them?
  13. I have read somewhere that what is more likely is they get use to others making decisions about their life - institutionalised -and life is hard when you have to start thinking again after you get out.
  14. mine was a Crimson Rosella We have a huge amount of different species of birds living in and around our property. that is what comes from having a wetland through the middle of the property and native bush abutting national part surrounding us.
  15. ds22 is right into them. He has built 2 completely from scratch. I don' t think he has actually printed anything much yet. For him the excitement was the planning and reinventing how to make one.
  16. It also seams ( here in Aus at least) that each institution has a slight variation of their own of APA. All the universities I have done units with had a free printable their preferred APA interpretation that is essential.so frustrating to loose a mark because you follow an APA guide that said a full stop and the university preferred a comma in the end of text reference list
  17. try buying shoes to fit over AFO's just about impossible. Poor twin 1 has to wear shoos 4 sizes too big just to get them over the plastic. and gumboots are just about impossible they are so large that I am surprised he can walk at all. He has practically no ankle movement so cannot tip foot down to slide them in .
  18. here in Aus or and aw can have the same sound
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