The Autistic Child Learns Too

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The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby Phil4v8 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:01 am

I have an 8-year-old boy, Calder, who has been diagnosed as moderately autistic.

During the Chinese New Year, relatives observed that Calder has improved. If you compare how he behaved the previous years, you would realise it's true. This time round, he could actually stay seated for quite a while. He even went up to relatives on his own to wave and say "hi". Previously he was the very restless boy who went up and down the stairs, who kept visiting the toilets and wanting to close their doors.

Recently, I also noticed that he is able to hold on to the "open" button in the lift to let people in. And he no longer fumbles with the tongue in his shoes. This morning, when he took the folded clothes, I thought he was going to throw them into the laundry basket like he usually does with the used ones. But he headed for the clothes cabinet instead and actually put the two shirts into the right drawers. And before leaving for school, he felt his bag and exclaimed "handbook!" (I had forgotten to put it in.) I was very impressed with the alertness of mind and ease of communication despite his limited vocabulary.

Little improvements like these remind me to stay hopeful. Though Calder learns much slower than other children, he does learn. After 7 years, he finally calls me "Mommy". After 4 years of training, he finally figured out how to gurgle. Yes, there are a lot more that he doesn't know, but I must believe with patient expectation that he will get there some day.

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby JJ1111 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:19 am

Well done Phil4v8!!! I know it is lot of hard work on your side to guide your ds.

My niece is a slow kid too. I can see how tired my sister has to "train" her.

Keep it up!!! You are a wonderful mum!

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby Phil4v8 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:24 pm

Thank you!

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby helplessmum3 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:13 pm

which school your boy attend now?

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby helplessmum3 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:14 pm

there is another topic, "all about autism, do join us there

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby Phil4v8 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:02 pm

Calder is now with Eden School. Sure, will check out the autism forum tonight.

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby Tamama » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:22 am

That's why people say they learn in a different rate and ways.
Never give up and your effort will be rewarded someday.
I tell myself everyday as well.

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Re: The Autistic Child Learns Too

Postby Phil4v8 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:50 am

Thanks, Tamama!

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