Tag Archives: language

When It Clicks and Abstract Ideas Become Concrete

Most children on the spectrum, learn best by really repetitive teaching like ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis).  Brian responds well to this and has learned many things over the years, that some professionals tried to say he’d never learn. However, sometimes children on the spectrum have a really hard time generalizing what they are learning.  What […]

Speaking Through Movie Scripts

  It’s hard to explain Brian’s language capabilities to people who don’t know him or know autism. You can’t hold a conversation with him very often and he usually can’t answer most questions.  The professionals label him “functionally nonverbal”, as he has a huge vocabulary of words but he doesn’t communicate with them.  However,  he […]

Growth and Happiness Is All The Therapy I Need

Yesterday afternoon, despite our backyard still being covered in snow and the temperatures still hovering in the high 30s, we decided to spend time playing outside. We haven’t really had a chance to truly enjoy our backyard as we bought this house just as the snow was beginning to fall in the beginning of winter. […]

Behind Bathroom Doors

Brian has been getting into a lot of mischief in the bathroom lately.  It’s a relatively new thing. The first time I received a text from Colin shortly after we had all left the home for school and work.  It read something like, “I hope you weren’t a fan of your orange nail polish.” Yes, […]