About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Update

Hey all,
Sorry for the infrequent updates.

Brad is doing well. Progress continues to be slow but steady. It's like we had a language explosion from age two through 2.5 years, but from 2.5 through 4.5, it's been really slow language-wise. Just trying to be completely honest.

That having been said, and without further ado: we had our IEP meeting last week, and it's official: Brad's going to kindie next year. Full on mainstream, only he will be in a class with an aid. Not his private aid, but a teacher's aid. Accommodations include wait time and prompting and the like.

And private speech therapy continues to hum along. Same type of inference/"how do we solve the problem" drills.

On the social/friendship front, not a whole lot going on there. But he had a blind date - a playdate where the mom didn't know Brad has a dx - and it went okay. That was just two days ago. I might try to fix him up again. The suitor is the little brother of one of Jeremy's friends, and he's age-matched and in the same school district. I think he's a good catch.

So that's what we're up to. Hope everyone in the blogosphere is doing well. I will try to post a video soon.

10 comments:

goodfountain said...

Staring Kindergarten!! Wow - the fun never ends. Best of luck with that. I'm sure it will go great. Miss hearing more from you.

Stimey said...

I love the blind date! I found one of MY close friends on a blind playdate. I hope they continue to mesh!

Kris said...

Wow, starting kindergarten, how exciting!! Glad to hear Brad is doing well. The blind date thing cracked me up!!

rainbowmummy said...

Hi!!! *runs and hugs*

AllieF said...

"Blind date"..we've been on a few of those lately, too! Glad it went well. I have been waiting for your update and am glad to hear of your slow but steady progress. Yay for Kindergarten. We're still up in the air for now but I am inclined to think that with the help we are starting to receive this month (O/T and speech/language therapy) we'll be there too. We can compare notes. Happy Holidays!

Nyx said...

Yay! I happen to be a big believe in "behind-the-scenes" development. I'll bet you have a big new language explosion just waiting in the wings! So wonderful to hear your update. btw, did you happen to catch the new mini-study in JAMA that found 8 out of 10 autistic children had a mitochondrial dysfunction? Can't decide whether T might fit in this category, but I'm taking him to see a mitochondrial geneticist in just a few weeks, so we'll find out soon! Happy holidays!

Nyx said...

ps -- I literally meant there were only 10 kids in the study.:)

father of four said...

Hi Laura. It is nice to hear about how you are doing and our best wishes for Kindie next year. Our son has one year left before starting High School - we are moving back to our home city so that he has a place in a learning support unit. Happy holidays. Father of Four

Brenda said...

Oh, lookie! You posted and almost missed it! Blind date may be my new favorite term. Hope YOU are doing well.

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