Restricted interests. Special interests. Passions. Obsessions. Whatever you call them, it can be challenging when a child with autism is fixated on something all day, every day, to the exclusion of anything (or anyone) else. I knew the stereotypes about autistic people when my twins were diagnosed at 2. So… Continue reading
Posts tagged "sensory book"
If you aren't living under a rock, you are familiar with Eric Litwin. He is the # 1 New York Times best-selling author of the original four Pete the Cat books (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and… Continue reading
Reading to a child every day isn’t just about promoting literacy or getting bonding time, it’s also about flexing the storytelling muscle. Stories are really, really important--they are how we give an otherwise chaotic world meaning. It's the difference between observing and inferring: Grandma is making tea vs.… Continue reading
Deep in the third trimester of my twin pregnancy, I arrived in the 'decorator' stage of nesting and pasted Very Hungry Caterpillar decals all over the nursery walls. So maybe it goes without saying that I came to Eric Carle as a fan first and a parent second. In the… Continue reading
Before the boys started ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy, I was really upset about it. I didn't like the idea of it because it wasn't fair. Other two-year-olds weren't spending 20+ hours a week under intense instruction that often made them cry with frustration. No, they got to play without… Continue reading