44. #Autism and The 5 yr old

Quiet and lovely. Very smart and listens to everything. Likes to repeat his brothers sayings. Loves supporting whatever his brother says to do. Rubs his legs together all the time. He seems to need to do that. When the two of them start up then you can’t shut them up because they spark off one another talking computer games which are not allowed as ratings are too high. Some years ago it was “Five Nights at Freddy’s” then “Markepliar” then something else and most recently it’s Tom Clancy’s “Rainbow Six Siege”.

I think they like to hear the repetition of words. And I think they like to hear Mumkeeping the boundaries ” No, you can’t do that Blablqbla”.

The five year old is more flexible.

 

Written and Authorised by  Jane Muras, 4 Henry st, Hectorville, SA 5073 Candidate  for Hectorville Ward CCC 2018

 

43. #Autism and Let’s take our computer controller to theatre class! 

He came home last week and was having fun with his brother playing games he learnt. But this week was a struggle getting him here. He didn’t want to cause in his mind he is waisting valuable time where he could be playing computer games. Let’s take our computer  controller to drama class.

A sleepover at a friends house last night has meant that his sensory experience of his clothes is different today. He seemed fine with it today when dropped at school with friend but anxiety took over/stomach ache and not feeling well meant he could not stay at school. He could not go on school excursion.

Tummy bug going around school so give him the benefit of the doubt. Chuck a sicky! The only thing to do, right! So we feel OK by end of day so as soon as we go out the door to drama the anxiety starts/ Hyper sensitivity to clothing. He’s managed to try the theatre class and is playing theatre games. Phewwww! He’s engaged after some resistance. Time to read !

I think they are enjoying themselves in class yelling loudly which is right up NO. 2 Kiddo’s alley!