Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Counting blessings

I am so thankful for Aspie teen's paediatrician.
He not only knows the Spectrum inside out, is well-versed and knowledgeable but he treats his child patients as equals, talking to them instead of down to them or dismissing them altogether.
He has reassured my boy that he has nothing to be ashamed of, that what he's experiencing is not his fault and that he is a perfectly normal kid who's having a few ups and downs.
My son's Russian teacher has been marvellous, too, setting homework for him, openly acknowledging his quirks and working to his strengths to circumvent his weaknesses.
She even stated he is seen as an inspiration, a bench mark, for the other kids which she shamelessly uses lol.
He's gone back to using heavy blankets and asking for tight squishy hugs throughout the day.
He's also borrowed hubby's DJ headphones to block out sounds while listening to music or playing games.
He can hear what we're whispering 25 feet away.
Maybe I should enroll him in ASIO and he can get stuck in a squishy drain pipe ear-wigging to sensitive info?


Devi said...

I so love the way you are trying to find the best way for him to utilise his particular skills. :D

Madmother said...

Good to know you have someone who you trust. I listened to an interesting interview on ABC Radio National today, with a principal of a NY school which was once known as one of the top 10 most violent schools.

He said school is for teaching confidence and learning trust, and to encourage sensitivity to others. Hope our federal educators ae listening to him (he is here to discuss his successful methods with them).