What happens during summer break

Oh dear.

With no summer services taking place – by which I mean speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy – things have gotten…difficult.

Wonder Boy has returned to his echolalic (parroting), scripting (reciting lines from shows or movies to indicate a need) self.  Speedy struggles to control his body movements or his anger and anxiety.
This morning, in order to get WB dressed, I had to work with his script about a crested gecko shedding his old skin.  Yup.  The pajamas were the skin.  Luckily that was an easy script to work through.

If you need me, I’ll be hiding under my desk at work.  I may or may not be crying.

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In an effort to pretend as though I actually have my act together, I reinstated the use of the sensory equipment that we own.  This morning we’re using the body sock, stress ball, and color-changing lights to get calm and get sensory feedback needed.

If you are struggling with the summer therapy gap, please see my sensory room post here.  

Remember- you’re not alone.  We’re all hiding under our desks, too.

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