I was actually able to ask the evaluator years later, why she had diagnosed him with PDD-NOS instead of Autism and she said it was because how connected he was to me. Because he cuddled with me, made eye contact with me, craved my social presence, and shared his world with me she didn’t think he met the textbook diagnosis of Autism.
Here’s the thing. That is a myth.
A few weeks ago, I was blessed with a new nephew. With seven younger siblings, you can imagine that a new niece or nephew is actually a pretty common occurrence but all jokes aside, still a very blessed occurrence- each and every single time. My boys love getting new cousins and seem to really enjoy […]
In the field of special needs and occupational therapy we hear the term, “learned helplessness” a lot. Learned helplessness happens when parents or caregivers assume that their child can not be successful at something so they help them, because they love them and they care for them and they want life to be easy for […]
This was a favorite past time of the boys. But this was the very first time they did it. I sat back and silently watched so I didn’t interrupt. The journaling on the page reads, “Peek-a-boo! It’s a favorite game of both of yours. This was the first time I caught you two playing […]