Shoes, Boots and Pumps….

My son has always liked to organize shoes.  He likes to line up shoes in a perfect line.  He likes to position them perfectly on the shoe rack and complains if someone put their shoes in the wrong spot even if they didn’t know there was a spot.  Is this Autism?  Is this the sign…

Old MacDonald has a farm….The Visit

  Each year Johnny’s school takes all the kindergarten classes to a farm in October so the children can experience the harvest time of year, farm life and see a pumpkin patch.  We live in a big city so this is especially fun for the children to have their song “Olde MacDonald Had A Farm”…

A Funny Thing Happened At The OT

  I have started taking Johnny to an Occupational Therapist to help with sensory integration, self-regulation, motor planning, body awareness and increase his gross and fine motor skills. Two weeks ago we did the assessment and right away Johnny bonded with the therapist and even gave her a hug at the end when I said…

It’s Alright On The Bus

Johnny is back at school and he is back to riding the small school buses again.  He has a complicated schedule where some days he is taking 2 buses and other days he is taking 3 buses.  When we began this school year one of the promises Johnny’s Daddy and I made to each other…

Gazing Out At Trees Leads To….

 It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. ~ John Wooden When we were on vacation, Johnny was drawn to the beautiful view from our hotel’s window.  He would stand and gaze out and then say “green trees, forest and buildings.” Later he sat with the iPad drawing App and this…

Listening To Chopin

I remember looking over and seeing my little guy reach up and cling to the edge of the table with one hand as he pushed the power button on the stereo with another. We kept a CD of Chopin the player just for him. How old was Johnny? He was one years old and he…

Speech Therapy and Progress for Apraxia

We have now completed our fourth session of PROMPT therapy and Johnny is now able to really close his mouth on the final consonant of a word. Before he could say the vowels and miss the first letter of a word or he would not finish saying a word completely because he didn’t completely close…

“It’s Hard” – Speech Therapy and PROMPT

We were in the middle of our third Prompt Speech Therapy session when Johnny started tearing up and quickly rubbing his hand fast across his eyes to hide or stop the tears. “Why are you crying love?” Daddy. “But Daddy is okay and is only at work. What is really bothering you?” Johnny climbs into…

Its Gotta Be The JellyFish

While we were on vacation we visited an aquarium. Johnny loves seeing all the fish in the large tanks and his sister wanted to see the Beluga whales. There were dolphins, sharks, penguins, and otters as well but i never guessed what would attract his attention this day.  Who knew that when we walked to…