Ha ha ha, I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve shared anything on here! It’s always on my To-Do list. We’ve been devoting much of our energy and time getting Yosie’s Son Rise Program up and running. It’s definitely moving full speed in the right direction! I’m anxious to share more… Continue reading We’re still alive!!
We weren’t more than a few days into this Son Rise Program before we realized that a Focus Room Schedule is essential! It keeps everyone accountable and aware. It also decreases confusion and chaos. We decided how many total hours a week we wanted to work one on one with Yosie. Then we decided to… Continue reading Focus Room Schedule
1.) It’s the yes room…. All battles are eliminated so all our time is devoted to connecting and playing with Yosie. 2.) It’s SAFE S- a controlled environment that meets her unique sensory needs. In this room her sensory system can handle the sensory input which allows her to settle and opens up learning opportunities.… Continue reading What makes the Focus Room an effective place for Yosie to learn and develop?
Special thank you to Lucy and Tuck! Didn’t they do a fabulous job with that video tour of the Focus Room? They did so good I vote to be less wordy and more video-y! One of the main purposes of the Focus Room is to eliminate the battles. All of you parents of toddlers understand… Continue reading The YES room!
Something we’ve learned through The Son Rise Program is that autism is a social relational disorder NOT a behavior disorder. Very often there are behaviors that accompany autism but the behaviors are the symptoms of having a social relational disorder. The behaviors are not the root of the condition. Learning this was huge… Continue reading The Focus Room
Josh and I both read the book, “Autism Breakthrough” by Raun Kaufman. Raun Kaufman is an adult gentleman that currently runs the Autism Treatment Center of America. His story is a tremendous one as he is one of the thousands of people that have completely recovered from autism. Wait a minute… Recovery from Autism?… Continue reading First comes Acceptance & Understanding, then comes Joining
“Is there anything you need help with? Anything else you want to discuss about Yosie’s development before you leave my office today?” These genuine words came from Yosie’s Rehab doctor at Children’s Hospital in Pitts. (We were in for our yearly check up last April.) He’s pretty awesome. I took a deep breathe and… Continue reading Official Autism Diagnosis