Autism · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

How Animals Can Help In Occupational and Social Skills Therapies

My son’s first word was not mama. It wasn’t dada. It was a very distinct, “KeeKee”. Translation? Kitty. My son has been fascinated with animals ever since I can remember. He would never actually pet them and touch tanks were a nightmare. But he would study them, following their movements, intently focused on figuring them… Continue reading How Animals Can Help In Occupational and Social Skills Therapies

Autism · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Am I Spoiling My Child or Accommodating His Special Needs?

Last week, I sat on yet anther couch and prepared myself for whatever the therapist had to say. She has been working with my son for a few months, I am not involved at all in their sessions. (This is social skills therapy and apparently mommas aren’t really helpful… I mean he’s almost twelve years… Continue reading Am I Spoiling My Child or Accommodating His Special Needs?