Welcome to Joaquin’s Life

🌎 Global Development Delay 🗣 Non-Verbal 👫 Big Brother 😎 Super Handsome

Making progress every day! #JoaquinsLife

Living with Global Developmental Delay - Meeting Milestones at My Own Pace!

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Sensory Project Brand Rep

Sensory Project Brand Rep

But First….Heavy Work 🙌🏼😎 Introducing the new brand rep for The Sensory Project! Heavy Work was not something I had heard of before Joaquin…so many things we’ve learned on this journey! Now #HeavyWork is everyday life 💪🏼 That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Joaquin is […]

Working with an AAC Specialist

Working with an AAC Specialist

Today we had our very first appointment with an AAC Specilist, which is speech therapist that specializes in AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) 👏🏼🙌🏼👏🏼🙌🏼 We are SO excited to have moved off of the waiting list so quickly (thank you to the person that had […]

Helping Joaquin with Anxiety

Helping Joaquin with Anxiety

Anxiety is the worst! I have my own experience with anxiety and although mine is pretty mild (except during pregnancy) it’s still horrible to deal with. Watching Joaquin deal with anxiety is heartbreaking. Joaquin is usually cool as a cucumber, it’s hard to phase him, […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

🚨 SWAT is in the building 🚓!!! Halloween hasn’t really been a big thing for us in the past. Joaquin’s first Halloween he was only 6 months old so it was more about dressing him up to look cute. Second Halloween was still pretty cute […]

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Joaquin did FANTASTIC at the pumpkin patch!! Honestly, we weren’t sure what to expect, would it be sensory overload, would it give him anxiety, would he be able to use his walker, would he like it?!   Surprise surprise he did wonderfully!! The patch was, […]

Parent Teacher Conference Time

Parent Teacher Conference Time

We had Joaquin’s first parent teacher conference this week and learned some great things about what Joaquin’s been up to at school! 🔹He’s seeking out help! He’ll grab a teacher’s hand and put it on a toy, book, tablet…something he wants to continue playing with […]

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Getting vestibular input for our guy! This one is for all of you special needs mamas…how many times did you hear the term “vestibular input” before you had your amazing little one? Me? Zero. Absolutely never! Now, well now I hear it all the time. […]

Talk Tools Therapy – Joaquin’s Success Story

Talk Tools Therapy – Joaquin’s Success Story

Joaquin was recently featured in the Talk Tools Success Story Blog! Here is the full article from the Talk Tools site: Our son, Joaquin, has global developmental delays. At 3 years old Joaquin currently cannot stand unassisted, is learning to crawl and cannot safely get […]

AFO’s – Ankle Foot Orthotics

AFO’s – Ankle Foot Orthotics

AFO’s, Ankle Foot Orthotics. These are Joaquin’s AFO’s, they were made from a cast of his foot so they fit him perfectly. Our orthotist, Paul at Brownfields in Meridian, is a perfectionist so the quality is amazing and they are made by techs at Brownfields. […]

PROGRESS 🙌🏼

PROGRESS 🙌🏼

PROGRESS UPDATE! We recently took the chest support off of Joaquin’s Rifton Pacer gait trainer and he’s been doing great. He’s still using the back to support himself so we need to work on encouraging him to find his balance and stand on his own […]