Today was by all accounts, a good day. David had a reasonably good day at school. No refocuses. No notes about talking back or being disruptive (more than usual) in class. So I count today as a success. I told him so. He says all he ever hears is what he isn’t supposed to do. So I kept track. And he is right. So I am trying to change my thinking to what he can do. It won’t be an easy transition, but will try. It is refreshing to say yes, within these limits, rather than saying no. no. no. He still has limits, and he knows that we will enforce the limits, but I think it allows him to experience a small measure of freedom. Or at least the illusion of it. ====Update==== I gave him prescribed boundaries where he could ride his bike. Hour later, and no David.
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Amazing iPad APP for Children with Autism, Aphasia, or Other Problems Speaking! I’m leading off the Giving Christmas Giveaways with this amazing APP for children with special needs that include problems speaking. My review is yet to come on this since I want to spend more time reviewing all the features, but I have to say – I am impressed! Normally a $99 app – even with the cost of the iPad, this means families who need a communication device for their children with mild to severe speech issues have found a great deal! (To put this in perspective, 3 years ago we used a grant to purchase a communication device for Logan, for $350 – and it’s sat in the closet since because it was difficult to use for him!). You can add any vocabulary item, organize any of them into groups, organize words or groups by location,