Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Best $100 We Ever Spent

Boy Wonder loves to swing. It calms him and helps him self regulate. Its also teaching him to take turns.

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The DIVA loves that her big brother is playing with her.  The only problem is Sweet Baby Girl thinks she's big enough to get in on the action. We'll just keep letting her try even though she's too little. Why? Because all of my kids playing and laughing together was not something I was sure I'd ever see.  

What's the best item you've bought for your child?

Friday, January 7, 2011

So Anyway

We received our independent evaluation from the BCBA and one line still has the power to steal my breath away and bring tears to my eyes. Do you know what it is? I think you do but I'll tell you anyway.

"Boy Wonder is a very handsome little boy with significant needs and delays."

It's  a stab in the heart every time. Why? Because I no longer focus on what he can't do. Do we work on his deficits well of course. But I concentrate on how far he's come. He can go upstairs foot over foot. He can speak in a whole sentence. He can brush his own teeth. He's on his way to being potty trained. He's beginning to, however, clumsily and inappropriately begin social interactions. He has joint attention. There's many many more things.

But significant needs and delays in black and white will sucker punch me every time.