6 responses

  1. Kathy
    February 21, 2009

    It sounds like J-Man is making wonderful progress. I will be anxious to read more. I think some of the imaginary play will change too with his new sibling on the way. Hopefully, he may want mirror feeding, etc. when he sees mom and dad with the baby. I know for our little guy his brother is his best teacher and friend.

  2. bellasmom
    February 22, 2009

    imaginary play confuses me a LOT!now bella does have imaginary play,she feeds her teddy makes her animals sleep etctec she scribbles and says it is dora or some alphabet !!,,and her ST says she does play appropriately BUT I just got to know that even in imaginary play it has to be of a particular kind …which leads to more confusion in already fried brain :))

  3. Tim
    February 23, 2009

    @Kathy – We hear from most people to expect a whole lot of changes – many great, many challenging – after he adjusts to life with another person in the house. Many of our friends – the big majority of which all seem to have exactly two children – have a neurotypical older child and the younger, autistic child. Now whether we do that in reverse or whether any number of other outcomes occur obviously remains to be seen. One way or the others, I imagine it’ll be far more than our little brains can imagine.

    @bellasmom – I need to go find somebody who’s an expert in this to explain all the ins and outs of ‘imaginary play’, as I certainly don’t know enough to do that myself. You’ve given me some motivation. I think I know someone who could write an article for us. I’ll ask them.

  4. Kathy
    February 24, 2009

    Tim – That is very interesting about sibling order. I never knew that was more common; it obviously applies to us with my son Cameron (4) being “neurotypical”, and Connor (2) not. Interesting. Add it to the study list to why it is more common in boys.

  5. orlagh (ireland0
    March 13, 2012

    Hi I just wanted to thank you for the really clear and open account of your little mans journey. My daughter has just been diabosed as on the spectrum at 27mths and she in lots of ways is huely similiar in presentation; apraxia, motor planning, severe speech elay, sensory issues. I have found your positive acceptance and honesty refreshing.
    Thank-you and good luck to you all.

  6. Sencho
    June 13, 2012

    What a interesting blog about the little mans progress. Yesterday I found this video http://youtu.be/wcMgrKUqR9o that illustrates clearly how a autistic toddler can look like. But also how much progress a little boy can make. Inspiring!

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