Tagged with barb rentenbach

silence

  *  One by one, she pulled the horses out of the box. She laid them carefully on the floor next to it, then immediately began the process of putting them back in. I sat with her. I didn’t speak. I watched. One big horse. One little one. One big horse. One little one. And … Continue reading

just the right person

Psst – click on it! Dear Ms A (Brooke’s speech and language therapist) and Ms J (her classroom teacher), I wanted to share the story behind this book as a gift of appreciation for all that you have done this year for my girl. It happens to be one of my all-time favorite books, and … Continue reading

on being heard – with barb rentenbach


* As you may recall, last week was an eventful one here at Diary. The Reader’s Digest version goes something like this … I wrote a post called Rethinking Functional Behavior and the Tyranny of Made-up Deadlines. In that post, I cited my new favorite author and friend, Barb Rentenbach. In so doing, I unwittingly … Continue reading

the silence of our friends

There will always be those who are unable to see beyond their own limited parameters of what qualifies as communication, but there will also, thank God, be people like Barb [Rentenbach] (and Carly Fleischmann and countless others), who continue to show us what is possible when we are willing and able to open our minds. … Continue reading