|Hello there... I wanted to share something with Malaysian parents out there. I have a friend who needs communication therapy for their son's special needs. They have someone actually come to their home to work with the child. I have seen very good results! If anyone may be interested, let me know, I'll find out more! ↑
|I am getting my master in teaching, I have a special ed class and I need to interview a parent of child with a disability. I have worked with kids with Aspergers and Autism several times. If there is anyone who would be willing to chat with me a bit and answer some questions I would appreciate it! If not It's ok but I wanted to ask. Best wishes! ↑
|I have a son with Asperger/ADHD, he is 16 going on 17.
I have been through nearly most of the issues that you all are going through or just starting to go through. There are no easy fixes I have found with these children. You will have more down days than up so really enjoy the up days capture every moment. I believe from my own experience that structure is the main key, letting them know ahead when things are going to happen, set rules for everything. The one thing I believe is don't always let them have there way or work your life fully around them, although new things and breaks in routine may cause a major upset this is needed for them to grow. I on many occasions had to take the hard line on a change which cause a huge explosion, my husband thought I was being to hard but was surprised when our son adapted and came around. You will find as they get older and if you have done these things there coping methods get a lot better. I'm not saying it gets easier I'm in a rough patch at present with my son in year 12. When i thought I had a win with him finally agreeing to go to the formal, accepting a tutor and applying himself to his studies, we took two steps back. He is going to the formal and he will only do the work the way he wants to, which could be assignments not completed teachers on his back and possibly not receiving a year 12 certificate even though he is very intelligent. I get sworn at when he is angry, get shown no respect ever, and have been told that I know nothing when it comes to school work or anything else. One thing they have to learn as they get older is there are consequences for there behaviour and what they chose in life, so if he chooses not to try at school that has been his chose and he needs to understand that and not blame it on others. So although it may hurt that my child never hugs me or kisses me, or refuses my help every time I offer it, or speaks to me horrible, I savour those moments when he's not like that. ↑
|Exhausting, in every sense. Nothing is/ goes normally. I try several activities, somehow they go wrong. I enjoy some moments, but other times feel overwhelmed. ↑