Tagged: ASD

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How do you use an Obsession?

Like most parents who have a child with ASD, I had read all the books I could find and each of them said “use their obsession” but no one explained what this meant.  What did using an obsession mean?  As a tired mum, sleep deprived and miles away from family,...

Diagnosis

The Days After The Diagnosis

So much is written about how to get a diagnosis; what the criteria is for a diagnosis and what to do when you don’t get one but little is written about how it feels to get the diagnosis. As a family, we’ve collected many a variety of diagnosis along our travels....

Lists

Lists, Bullet Journal and Autism

As you will all know, I love my lists and most of these exist in my lovely Bullet Journal. I have lists for everything, including a list of my lists (yes, seriously). Monthly brain dump – to do Weekly list – to do Daily list – to do Goals Habits...

Literal World

Being literal can cause real Chaos in Kent… and much laughter

When I look on social media, there is often so much doom and gloom about living in the world of SEN.  I have three children with statements of SEN and we’ve lost count of the labels we have been awarded so I know there are lots of things that can...

Animal Crossing New Leaf

4 things Animal Crossing New Leaf is helping my son with ASD to understand

I don’t know about you but we are the house of games consoles.  You name it, we have it.  The staff in our local Game shop know us by name, know what we like and ask if we’ve been ill or on holiday if we don’t pop in once a week....

Top Tips for SENCOs

I have been approached by a magazine and asked for my views on the following: How should SENCOs involve parents in the decision making process and plan for their child? What can SENCOs do to improve co-production and communication in general? What types of questions do you think parents will...

What is Respect?

As a parent of three children with a variety of SEN and Disability, I often said “I just wish they would show me some respect”.  One day I was challenged to define what I meant by Respect, so I went to several parents like me and asked. This is what...

Welcome to Planet Katie

  Desperate for attention, Katie H is out there spouting her views again – sadly no one has told her of Mr Lincoln’s quote – “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” Here are just a few extracts from “Planet...

Reality Check - a necessary evil?

Reality checks – necessary evils?

The last few weeks have been full of harsh reality checks; those moments when reality just slaps you hard across the face.  They hurt. One of the big ones was the sudden unexpected reappearance of my gorgeous boy’s coping mechanism for anxiety.  This is something we haven’t seen for almost...