In the past month, we have made huge strides in potty training. I wish I could share practical insight into how it has happened. I have no idea...well, several ideas, but who knows which new thing, which combination of new things, which new thing plus an old thing... All I can say is that we have pee in the toilet most of the time! Yeah!
I wrote about my own inner journey around this here. Enjoy!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Welcome Amery, Wanda, Leyla, Kashenna, Zeynep! Thanks Rita and Guleraana for all you do! I think we will have 26 hours of playroom time once all the training is done. I wrote about it here and here. Happy reading and tell me what you think! Just looking for 2 more team members and a speech pathologist who wants to really be on a play based, child centered team.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Jaedon went to the doctor today! I was (mostly) happy and comfortable for the entire visit!! Let me give you some background so you can know how huge this is.
Jay is hypersentive to light and sound. He has NEVER tolerated doctor's intruments being used anywhere near his body, especially the ones with lights. This phenomenon did not mysteriously start with his autism diagnosis at 30 months. This started at birth. So, at 5 months old when he somehow scraped his eye ball with a finger nail, The pediatrician didn't have the privilege of actually seeing the scrape because he would not allow anyone to hold his eye lids apart to look inside his eye. Honestly, 2 adults working together couldn't get a 5 month old baby's eye lids to co-operate. The power of the human spirit with a strong intention!
Jaedon had his fair amount of suspicions....I ran around the office a bit after him, I spent several minutes cajoling him to actually walk into the medical room, quieting my anxiety with trust as I waited on him to decide, I fixed spilled brochures, took his temperature and pulse myself. I had a great time! The highlight of the visit was 2-fold: