Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Whenever I spoke with my mom on the phone, she would always ask me if Kai had a friend. Last school year if I asked Kai if had any friends he would smile really big and say "yeah" and sign L for Lydia and C for Connor. The reality was that neither one could tolerate Kai. He had some really annoying social behaviors like wiping his face on the person sitting next to him. Especially annoying when you have excessive drool. Putting his feet on the person next to him. You get the picture, it is hard to have friends when you are the most annoying person in the room. LOL! This summer we did a huge push in all therapies and added social play therapy. What a difference it has made for him! Last week I went and watched Kai's classroom through a two way mirror. He sat in the circle and never once touched another child. He listened to the story being read and get this...he raised his hand when the teacher asked a question! I almost started crying. When you have a child that has multiple special needs it is so heart warming to see him fit in with typical kids. So getting to the picture above, Kai finally has a friend. Nolan is so excited to see Kai in the morning that they walk in together every day holding hands. If you ask Kai now, who his best friend is, he will say "Nolan" and sign the letter "N". This time it is a true friendship!