Let’s Resolve To Help Our Children

I can’t say I have always been big on making New Year’s Resolutions.

Did you know that the word resolution also means determination and strong will?

I might give more thoughtful consideration to this practice in the future.

My oldest daughter had a car accident on her 17th birthday this fall.

She totaled her car on a rainy night, and we counted ourselves blessed to be taking her home from the emergency room with only cuts and bruises, and a massive headache.

A few days passed and her headaches did not improve. She tried to return to school and could not tolerate the lights, the noise and the rigorous cognitive regimen.

My mother’s intuition told me something was not quite right.

Early in my career as a speech-language pathologist I worked in rehab.

My daughter’s blank look when I peered into her eyes, her slow response time, her struggle to find the right words to articulate her thoughts, her poor recall of information I knew she had learned gave me pause.

Then, one night she told one of her friends, “Your talk is worse than your bark!” My heart dropped to my stomach.

Even though two separate examinations by medical doctors deemed her okay, I knew the evidence did not make sense.

I was determined to find out what was going on with her. I took her to a doctor in Louisville who confirmed she had a closed head injury.

I share this personal story because my situation was different, but my gut instincts were the same as most of the mothers who walk through my office doors.

They all sense that their children are not performing to their potential but do not know why.

But they have the same resolve I had to leave no stone unturned in search of a solution for my daughter.

If you think you should pursue help for your child, do not wait. Have the resolve to find the solution.

We have helped kindergarten through college students get the tools they need for academic success.

We have the knowledge and resources to get your child from where they are to where you know they should be.

Info: (859) 899-3343(EDGE) or http://thecuriousedge.com.

By Kimberly Hudson