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Due to work and a course I’m doing I haven’t been around much the last 2 days, but in the 90 minutes I’ve been home Tommy’s made up for that!
I picked him up from my parents, where he ate half of my dinner. He then stripped and refused to leave without a shower, despite already having had one.
In his mind that’s what happens when I arrive, no matter that I was late and he’d already had one!
As soon as we got home he turned all the lights on and off and on and off and..... He took me upstairs to the shower, back downstairs, then back to the shower again (a routine he has to follow) And he had a shower again as he won’t go to bed without one at home first.
(A new routine he has to follow after refusing to use the shower for the first 4 months we lived here 🙃) So being a dad to Tommy and Jude has taught me it’s all about following routines, and following new routines you didn’t know existed, and being completely adaptable at the same time, if that makes sense 😂
Have a great weekend everyone ❤️
Some of my kiddos are requesting colors 🌈! I found that they are more successful requesting colors for close ended activities then preferred objects. They really want to complete the cupcake 😋 match, puzzle, etc. It’s amazing. I have been super inspired by all the communication focus during tasks from @teaching_little_butterflies @littlemisskimsclass
thank you ladies!!!
My child... the wisest person I know. So she said goodbye to Chris and her dream of love with him because she says, “ Mommy he doesn’t make me happy ...” Her ability to put into language what she actually feels is so frustrating for her, but she’s brave and gentle and SO strong at the same time. This boy she’s obsessed on for 5 years. They are just too different she explains to me. He doesn’t want to cuddle and show affection , she does .. different love languages. She says she’s not afraid to be alone. Gosh we’ve come so far.. she’s growing every day. Being semi verbal doesn’t mean that there’s a void people. Still waters run o so deep... They say that Autistic people don’t like to be touched .. well they certainly do . #autism #autismmommy #relationships #relationshipgoals #love #lovelanguages #woman #life #livingwithautism #anxiety #nonverbal
Just thought I would share a little progress video of James using his communication device. For now it is mainly being used for food so that he can learn that he's requesting his wants through this device. Not only am I so proud of him for catching on so quickly with this process but it's a near miracle that he is sitting down for an entire meal. Usually he pin balls all over the house and just walks up to me when he wants a bite so this is huge progress all around! GO JAMES!!!!! .
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“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” ⬅️ SWIPE for #progress
For probably over a year Joaquin's therapists were trying to teach him to get into the sitting position by rolling over to his side (from his back), putting his hands down and pushing up. Sounds simple enough right? Well, he just couldn't get the motor planning down.
In January we started new outpatient Physical Therapy at Lotus Tree Sensory Integration Center in Bown Crossing. It took Ms. Kathy several weeks to really get to know Joaquin but we started seeing changes in him right away. She told me one day in a session that she felt Joaquin was ready to get into the sitting position but not in the traditional way that he was being taught and she asked that we, as parents, would only get him up into sitting by helping him roll onto his belly then transitioning him to his knees, helping his legs out and finally putting his hands down to push up into the sitting position. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think it was going to work because he hates being on his belly and fights it all the time. That day I came home and tried it (video in post) and I was amazed at how quickly he was catching on! It took a couple weeks and then suddenly he was sitting up on his own without any help! We were, and still are, so excited to watch him getting into the sitting position.
If you're not getting results, that doesn't mean you change the goal it means you change your attitude, you change your plan of action and in this case...we changed the way we were teaching him! Meeting milestones at his own pace!
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"As Mother and child are looking at each other, they are signalling their availability and intention to communicate." - Victoria Leona
Charli’s sister Kameron is such a sweetie. Today when she was at the library she borrowed a book that she thought Charli would like. Safe to say Charli loves it #autismsiblingsrock #autism #nonverbal
I got my 3rd tattoo today. Like my other 2, this tattoo has a lot of meaning behind it. The placement is specific here too. I have scars here & on my thighs from a darker part of my life. However, it is that same pain I battled & fight that has given me compassion, patience & understanding in my job. My suffering in life has given me an appreciation, an endurance, & a purpose to serve kids in need (especially the ones who don't always have a voice). Now, I look down and can see a more complete story.
We don't always know why bad things happen or why people get sick, but God has allowed me ongoing healing through my struggles. I am not free by any means, & I don't think we ever truly escape the suffering on this side of Heaven, but those kids give me a million reasons to not give up. They make me excited to go to work everyday, and that speaks volumes for the amazing individuals I get to walk alongside. The puzzle piece is for Autism and the other part (in white ink) is Braile that says "Love needs no words." #autism #autismawareness #loveneedsnowords #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #hope #healing #selfharmmm #nevergiveup #blind #nonverbal #differentnotless