Where the little things are never little…
Cody’s autism we made the decision to focus on full time 30+ hours a week of one on one intensity ABA plus other therapies. In return, this gave him very little time for social play with his peers. Over the last 3 years we have only attended 12 hours of school per week with his peers. This is when I wish there could be more hours in a day so he could attend more time with his peers.
Some would say if he were at school full-time being exposed to other children, they might learn quicker where as other children may regress not having the one on one therapies. EVERY CHILD is different and there is no one way.
As parents, we have to make some tough decisions based on our children’s development and decide what we believe is the right blend of therapies for our children. There is no one way to learn. Yes, typical children learn mainly through imitation but this is a skill Cody is just now learning. No brain is wired the same. Each child is different in how they learn and process things.
This summer was dedicated on 2 primary goals for us. 1. Social Play and 2. I will spare you on this one. 💩
Towards the end of the school year, Cody’s communication teacher really worked hard on peer to peer requests and I wanted to capitalize on this over the summer.
I am going to share this week a series of videos/photos of interactions Cody and his buddy are having during therapy sessions on his Facebook Page, Autism Through His Eyes.
Cody is starting to like kids. ❤️I loved watching Cody laugh with his buddy. It’s so amazing at his imitating and tolerating his buddy too!
They really like each other which as a parent melts my heart to watch.
In conjunction of working on social play in his therapy sessions we have been meeting our friends all summer long!
Our time is very limited as we are still very full time with our ABA but I’m getting very creative with our play dates and I really am surrounded by some amazing moms!
Tune into Cody’s Page to see the videos!