Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ten things…

This weekend I read ‘Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew’ by Ellen Notbohm. At first I thought I was going to hate it. It is very American in tone, with lots of platitudes such as, “There is … Continue reading

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The hearing test

Clearly there is nothing wrong with B’s hearing. Of this I am sure. However, as part of the speech and language therapy, a hearing test was required, so we found ourselves this week at the audiology department of our local … Continue reading

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Speech therapy report

Following initial assessments, B’s speech and language therapy will continue.  In the meantime, their recommendations are summarised below: Say B’s name before starting to speak to him, and try and work out when he is listening before telling him something. … Continue reading

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The Nappy Situation

Look away now if you are eating. Since birth, B has produced very runny nappies. It is rare for him to do a ‘solid’ poo although not unknown. Mostly the poo is ‘loose’ and often very smelly. I raised this … Continue reading

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In my hour of darkness

My wife recently accused me of not liking B and not wanting to spend any time with him. This was both hurtful and untrue, but not without foundation. In the book ‘Unstrange Minds’, the author talks of how he used … Continue reading

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Specialist Early Years Service

This organisation were like a Rapid Response Unit for B. In no time at all there were observations taking place at both nurseries, home visits, phone calls etc. This intervention came at the right time- we were starting to ask, … Continue reading

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The Human Beatbox

One of the strangest and most notable of B’s traits is that he constantly makes repetitive, rhythmic noises to himself. It sounds like he is trying to make the sound of a drumbeat, like a human beatbox. I suppose like … Continue reading

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