Thursday, June 27, 2013
He Did It!!!
This morning was a morning like any other.
We got up had breakfast and watered the plants.
I went over to our chalkboard and wrote down the plans of the day ( I always love a good to do list)
and my son walks over to me and asks me to write spiderman.
But he would never write. He would just make crazy circles as his letters. No matter what we tried he would just do circles. Last week I stumbled upon a leap frog learning tool that was called Mr. Pencil. It allows your child to use the ipad as a notebook and the pencil learning tool to help make writing correct and fun. He loved it. I would find him in the mornings curled up with the ipad and mr. pencil as quiet as could be.
So anyway back to this morning. After I wrote spiderman, he took the chalk and just did it himself right underneath mine. I thought okay here come the circles and he wrote an S, my heart about stopped, then he kept going...losing a little grasp at the end but it was a tiny piece of chalk he was trying to hold, so I give him props.
This day was a huge milestone in his autism functioning. The key is to find what they are interested in and make it worth learning. Make it fun and interesting to hold their attention. And nothing but happy praise when accomplishment is made. My child thrives off happy clapping and smiles. As I am sure any child would.
He keeps me on my toes everyday with what he will click with and do next. This day is one I will never forget.