Wednesday, December 22, 2010

no holiday break for max.

My attitude about therapy has always been the more the better.  Max is in treatment 6 days a week - Monday through Saturday, and if I could get him into therapy on Sunday, I'd do it in a hot second.  I figured out a while ago that I am not a typical mom.  Most parents reduce therapy hours over the holidays.  Makes sense right? They figure their kid could use a break and big bills over the holidays means spending less on treatment is a nice way to balance the budget.  I am not cut from that cloth.  As long as Max has a diagnosis of Autism, this will not change.    I'd rather spend less on gifts and increase treatment.

The only days Max gets "off" from ABA therapy this Christmas are the December 24th, 25th and January 1st.  Of course, he is out of school, so he's home in the mornings.  This morning, since he didn't have school, I scheduled his Speech Therapy Assessment at Erinoak.   I was so proud of him! His therapist, Michelle, hadn't seen him for a while so she was blown away by all of his progress.  It's interesting observing him through other people's eyes and also seeing how he interacts with with them.  It felt great to be able to report back to her that he can count to 30, can count backwards from 10, write his name and knows his alphabet (upper AND lower case).  He has worked really hard and come so far this year.  It has been 2 years since we got his official diagnosis and the difference between then and now is night and day.  Yay Max!

3 comments:

  1. I am always so psyched when you post his progress reports. good job, mama! your diligence and persistence with him is paying off big time. He's come so far!

    -Joanne

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  2. He's doing amazing!! Charlotte still struggles with writing her own name sometimes - seriously! Go Max!!!

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  3. It's nice to get a glimpse of what's down the road!

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