Well, this morning we got off to a late start. We didn’t have time to practice self-help skills. Every day I like to spend a few extra minutes helping my 7-year-old practice the things he isn’t able to do independently – like dressing himself, climbing the stairs, pulling up and down his pants (as part of potty training), and of course communication skills.
My son, Stephen is completely non-verbal. Part of teaching him to communicate is not anticipating every need. It takes patience to allow him to express his wants, needs, feelings, and thoughts. Continue reading A Mile In My Shoes