When Adrianne and her husband had their son Xavier, they discovered he had the incredibly rare condition called Schinzel Giedion syndrome. Children with this syndrome typically don't live past two years old, but Xavier beat those odds and lived to be almost eight years old. Earlier this year he died, just shy of his 8th birthday. In this episode Adrianne talks about his diagnosis, his life and his death.
Developmental neuropsychologist Dr. Robin McEvoy and LEAP specialist Kim Gangwish field phone calls, day in day out, from desperate parents who want to help their children. Their children are struggling either with their behaviour, their education or their attention, and they need to know what to do.
After fielding these phone calls for years, Robin and Kim partnered with writer and trauma therapist, Marijke Jones, and set about creating a resource that would replace that phone call. They created Child Decoded, a resource for parents who want to know where to turn and who to talk to when their child's needs exceed those of a regular paediatrician. In this episode, Robin talks about the creation of the book and the struggles of parenting when you don't know what to do next.