1. Faith Carlson
    February 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm

    Tears flowed when I read this current entry. I FEEL so connected. I have been there and probably still am. My son is an adult now. Literally spent 30 hours a day being Mom to autistic behavior and just loving on him. Thanks


  2. GP
    February 19, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

    I really love your new strategy!! Presume competence, show interest, ask questions, and be patient!

    Repetitive scripting is an attempt to communicate with when access to spontaneous sentence formation is difficult! It is often also a source of joy and comfort. Stopping these efforts to communicate or access joy experienced in the past would be sad and would do him a disservice. However, by asking him to expand on his scripting helps, you are going to help him expand his communication skills. It should also make him feel valued, validated, and happy. And what better way to help alleviate anxiety!

    On another blog, one reader referred to the repetive scripting as “loop of comfort.” I thought that showed great empathy. After all, let’s be honest, we neurotypical folks do not tend to have the best theory of mind when it comes to understanding and empathizing with individuals on the autism spectrum.


  3. Kathy H.
    February 21, 2018 @ 4:09 am

    Love hiim ~


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