A little guy said

One of my kiddos has autism, and he cannot talk about something if he doesn’t see it. He’s a quite intelligent 4-year-old, as long as the object is in sight. But he is the proverbial “outta sight, outta mind.” It’s funny, really, because he’s so good-natured, anything you suggest is fair game. “Did you ride a llama to school today?” “Yeah! I wode a yama!” “Did you give Spiderman a high five when you saw him?” “Yeah! I gave spida man a high five!”

I am working with him on this concept: we remember things, create a picture in our mind, and talk about what happened the way it happened. We are beginning with meals. “What did you eat for breakfast?” I asked Ben. He looked around the room. His eyes lit up when they alighted upon the Halloween bulletin board: a haunted house eerily lit by a full moon. “Miss H,” he replied smiling, “I ate da moon!”

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I am a simply a girl with a head full of ideas. I love reading blogs. I love traveling. Cooking. The beach. Stuff Kids say. Speech Therapy. Running. Yoga. God. DIY Projects. Painting. Books, especially children's books. You will find all of this and more on my blog. I hope to write every week, at least September-May. I welcome your feedback. Thanks for reading!
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