As we have added more work to Emma’s already busy schedule, I have had to adjust my own schedule to accommodate. Since her new school year began this week, I am now doing her literacy session before the bus comes to take her to school in the morning, while Richard gets Nic ready.
This morning we worked on the word “boy”. Emma wrote this in answer to my question – “Are these boys?”
“What are they?”
Wait for it…
Yes, they most certainly are!
The beauty of this is that all of it is done non-verbally. Emma is able to concentrate fully on answering the questions posed by either writing or typing the sentences on the computer. Today she learned how to use the shift key while hitting the appropriate letter to create an upper case letter to mark the beginning of a sentence. The grin on her face when she wrote: ”Here are some boys. They are sitting.” complete with punctuation and upper case letters for the “H” and the “T” was as close to euphoria as one can get. She even giggled when she was finished and beamed at me with pride.
This is the dress Emma chose to wear to school today.
For more on Emma’s journey through a childhood of autism, go to: www.EmmasHopeBook.com