For those fans of IT Boy, an update. I really haven’t talked about him much lately (well, I haven’t talked about much of ANYTHING lately) but that isn’t because things are going badly. On the contrary, things are going great. His language has exploded over the past few months. There are some times when he is talking so much I have to search his back to see if I can find the off switch. Not that I really want to – I’m so happy he’s making progress. He’s making smaller gains in PT and OT, but still, he’s moving in the right direction.
Something that we are adding to his menu of services is a social skills class. Essentially, it’s a setting where he interacts with a small group of kids, no more than 4. They focus on areas such as:
Reading and using appropriate body language
Social interactions and peer relationships
Self-esteem and self-control
How to make friends and get along with others
How to handle teasing
When I heard about the class, I wondered if I could get some of my co-workers in there. KIDDING, really, but ya know…you know you were thinking it too, don’t lie to the IT Girl.
So we continue on our path, hoping and working towards a goal than seems ever more close.