As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Who, what, where, why, how

In yesterdays blog I mentioned how I took the opportunity to ask Bryce about his colours. “What colour is your shirt?” “Blue!” “What colour is your shorts?” “Blue!” “What colourare s your eyes?” “Blue!” We ask him the W questions: Who, what, where, why, how. We do this for everything. Colours, shapes, letters, articles of clothing, body parts, people in his life, things we see, just everything.

We ask him a lot of questions that we know he will get right to encourage positive reinforcement and we ask him a lot of questions that we know he won’t get right to encourage him asking us the questions like ‘Who’s that?’ ‘What’s that?’.

This not only engages him in conversation and interaction, but it helps to keep refreshing what Bryce has learned. We take advantage of every opportunity to ask him these questions and labeling things so he knows the words. After all, if you don’t know what something is, or how to say it, how can you ever talk about it?

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