Thursday, April 15, 2010

Autism

It's been so long since I posted on here!!! I hope all is well with all of you moms!!

I think Autism is over-running my life right now. My son Trevor, who just turned 8 last week, has been struggling for a few months now and I think I have just been a tad overwhelmed. Between him and then our youngest Josh (and his list of issues) I have been extremely busy.

One of our biggest problems I am dealing with is doing homework with Trevor. He puts up a huge fight to even get him sitting down. Then he complains its too hard, too much, too late... ect. When he does finally start doing it, he is very careless and just writes whatever down to say he did it. We know he can do math pretty good, so it is sooo frustrating for us to have to constantly correct him and tell him to focus and do it right.

We have him seeing a therapist through Weber Human Services and we are in the process of getting a Med evaluation done with Dr. Christiansen... the psychologist who diagnosed him with the NUAP. The meds he is on now are not helping and we need something to counteract his hyper activity. He daydreams a lot and it also causes problems in school.

So... does anyone have any advice on what to do about the homework problem? Have you done something that does or does not work? Any suggestions are much appreciated!!!

2 comments:

Brooke said...

Sorry, I don't have any advice to give since we're not at that stage yet. But, I'm certainly not looking forward to it. Good luck finding and getting help. If you learn any great tricks, make sure to pass them along.

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