We’re not going to lie... Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings can be stressful! But we’re here to share some tips with our families. TIP #1
: Take advantage of those parent teacher meetings. In ABA, we stress the use of of proactive strategies, so let’s start with this one. Communicate with your child’s teacher on a regular basis (meetings, emails, communication logs) so that you are informed of your child’s progress throughout the year instead of getting a summary after several months. Meeting with your child’s teacher will also ensure that you’re both on the same page before the IEP. [This will be a time saver too because we all know 2-3 hours just isn’t enough!] #autism #aba #iep #iepmeeting #abatips #autismparents #spectrumbehavioraltherapies
Many parents find it hard to engage in an extended conversation with their child on the spectrum. Although this can be discouraging, we recommend putting in the effort to make conversation as much as possible. Try focusing on a topic or thing your child particularly enjoys and build from there. #AutismAcceptance #ABATherapy
We are going to have to chat about this.... We have been at it since thanksgiving. 3 days? 🙄 We aren’t perfect, but we definitely follow guides and research. It’s things like this that set parents up for disappointment and failure. Especially when your child is non verbal and doesn’t have a good communication system. I’m going to roll my eyes again. 🙄😂💙💚
PACE | We had a better night's sleep yesterday and it did wonders for all of us, especially Yaseen. He was in such great spirit today, happy playing, interacting and full of life. I'm so grateful. His cold has developed into a nasty cough so he might have a disturbed night today but today was good. Even more so today was good for me too. Setting intentions in the new year is easily done but so much of my week is based on how Yaseen is doing. My to do lists and habits are constantly changing so the last week has been a bit of a downer because I couldn't get on with my stuff because I'm either feeling miserable or exhausted. This morning I decided to take advantage of his good mood and I did a quick work out and some yoga which instantly put me in a good mood. A quick speed clean of the house and shower and I was ready for the day. We had a meeting with our case worker, the educational psychologist and Yaseen's nursery teacher to discuss his Educational Health Care Plan (which fingers crossed we will be hearing about hopefully next week). Whilst going through the plan we had to discuss the different areas that we needed to work on such as, speech, social interaction, skills and so on. Each section was then broken down into targets and outcomes to be achieved by KS1. It was interesting because as a parent you want your child to be able to achieve everything possible but going through the plan made me realise how necessary it was for our children to go at their own pace. For example, during the meeting the case worker commented on one of the targets under emotional needs stating that Yaseen should be able to say if he is "happy" or "sad" by KS1. Sounds simple enough. His teacher interjected and said that from her experience children cannot always tell the difference between their emotions of which the educational psychologist agreed. I'll be honest I was bit confused but she explained that when a child is sad they wont always say "I'm sad because...." they'll usually be asked by the adult "are you sad because..." and the child would respond with yes or no.
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In the crazy whirlwind that seems to be life lately, I’d like to take this lady’s 2019 motto of ”do more of what makes you happy” and run with it. Do one thing, no matter how small, each day that fills your own cup. You deserve it.
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The other week she made me a foil heart and told me am the best mummy ever
I am very fortunate and grateful to have a very loving and cuddly daughter, don’t get me wrong she can be very distant at time and want her own space but that’s understandable who isn’t and doesn’t sometimes.
I’ve been told many times how can she be autistic if she affectionate and cuddly and me response is if you have a parent who is affectionate and cuddle your child to can also be affectionate and cuddly :) and I honestly feel that’s for us I am extremely cuddly and affectionate even with friends so how can she not be even with being autistic just cause someone is autistic doesn’t means they can have feel and experience/express these feeling s and emotions
Everyone and every autistic is individual and beautiful
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