Anyone know how typical it is for children diagnosed at a young age with sensory processing disorder to end up with an autism diagnosis in the future?
I read about interesting research that suggests that autistic brains activate in different ways in choice scenarios, and that it’s linked to anxiety. I get it, and I try to support and coach kiddo with it every day.
But he leans on me A LOT to make choices all day. Typically it takes the form of “which toy should I play with?” Or “Which toy cars will compete in my race?” I estimate it must be at least 100 times a day. I’m so burnt out. If I try to help him make… read more
Hi fam, everyone is talking about aid checks, and I get it, but does anyone know what happened with the proposed changes to IDEA?
my son is nonverbal and I try to keep him occupied by doing sensory and puzzles handwriting he becomes very impatient and very frustrated due to the quarantine situation is there any suggestion he seems to understand very little of what's going on also do anybody have any suggestion in food-wise he seems to like any food but he's been not wanting to eat lately
OMG, the challenge of teaching resilience and emotional regulation. My kiddo gets so upset, and it’s like a runaway train. I try to model calm proactively and reactively, but it doesn’t seem to stop the torrent of emotion when he’s frustrated, angry or even happy. The highs and lows are so extreme.
My guy also has communication challenges, so explaining things is not working. I tried apps and social stories, too.
Anybody else deal with this challenge? What has helped you?
I am about to move to Lumberton-Beaumont TX Area. I want to know what kind of help and therapies are around there, where to go and if Lumberton School district will provide help to my son that have Autism.
Our son was recently diagnosed, all intakes for therapies have been put on hold until our states social distancing have been lifted. I am looking for an online therapy group that our 12 year old could join, for weekly scheduled Zoom, Facebook or Other Website Meetings. One where he can practice his social skills, interact with other Level 1 Autism Children around his age and not feel so isolated during… read more
One very common struggle we have straddles behavior and communication challenges. Kiddo does something naughty (gets angry and throws his toy). I respond by taking toy away. Then I see if he understands what’s happening. “What happened?” I ask.
Kiddo: “I can’t have the toy. You put it away.” He says,
Me: “Right. Because you threw it. Why did you throw it?”
Kiddo: “Because it’s naughty.”
So he’s mixing up the reason for the problem behavior (frustration, anger) for a description… read more
Does anyone else’s Kiddo like to do call-and-response like all damn day? Mine gets fixated on a show line, song lyric, or book, and say something like, “Do you like green eggs and ham?” Expecting you to give him the next line. It’s fun, and I engage to keep the exchange and encourage his speech. But after the 5th time in one sitting, I am spent.
My husband will just keep filling in the blank, infinitely. I have an issue with this, because it means Kiddo will expect me to… read more