I was fortunate to work in an early intervention program seeing a little boy who had not yet developed speech. He and his family were dealing with a condition that created extra cerebrospinal fluid. The family has many specialists coming to their home and they made regular trips into a big city to have tests and drain the fluid. One day we were just goofing around with foam letters and “launching” them from a busy box. The little boy hit his mom in the face and we all broke into laughter. The mom said she couldn’t remember the last time they had laughed. It seemed to offer a break in a long, serious path they had been travelling.
By: Anita Niehues