Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Deal with Autism "Stuff"... but Enjoy the Amazing Moments!

(Trey is 2 years and 10 months old)

Trey has spoke the numbers 1-10 for several weeks now.. but I thought for sure it was just memorized words without knowing the concept of actually counting.  The past week or so has proved me wrong. He is counting.

He lines up toys... he lines up toilet paper rolls... I have even seen him line up peas (he isn't eating them yet, but at least he is touching them!) and he counts them all. Sometimes he will just hold two objects and say "One.. Two.. One... Two.." over and over.  The highest number he counts to is 20.  His pronunciation isn't the clearest.  That's just part of the language delay.  But I sure love seeing him try!  I filmed him tonight counting little yellow squares...

Letters and numbers sure keep this boy happy!  He is like a sponge soaking up new words, numbers, and concepts all day long.  Each day we see new things with Trey and it is so exciting!  It helps with all the worries and fears we feel for him.
He lines them up and counts them! I can't throw away! :)

He has struggled with behavior and following simple directions a lot lately.. especially when Miss Amanda the OT is here.  I know she is here to help Trey... but he doesn't!  It's hard to see him have complete meltdowns when a new food, a new texture, or a simple direction is asked of him.  It's even harder realizing he can't speak the words he wants to tell us.

So we take it day by day... enjoy the amazing moments and do our best dealing with all the other Autism "stuff".  Trey's Daddy and I have no idea what the best way to handle every situation is... does anyone really?  We just do the best we can, read all about it, and reach out for as much help as we can get!  We are on the same page when it comes to Trey and his Autism... (super duper important) ... we both love our little boy and want the best for him!

1 comment:

  1. I love hearing how well Trey is doing! He is super cute and seems to be doing wonderful things on his own. My son also has great difficulty when someone in authority presents something. He likes his stuff and rebels against the stuff that is imposed on him. I know that it is for his own good but it is difficult to deal with now that James is so big and the tantrums are equally as big! I hope that you will find a great place in the middle where Trey will feel comfortable with new things.