Special Needs Resource Blog posted this great – great info to have
Tyler had another eval in December and comparing to a year ago this progress for his Receptive, Expressive and Pragmatic Language the progress is awesome! Look at the differences! In addition to his hard work, the amazing therapist, our work at home and school – he’s been using 1000mg CBD daily for 1.5 years The CBD is helping with keeping him calm (not 100% of the time but more frequently and he still has an essential oil calming blend roller that I make for him) and has helped with cognition, comprehension, regurgitation of information, and obviously some areas of speech.
The last time I mentioned CBD a few messaged me to find out which brand I used. I use CBD from Young Living – it tastes better (it’s infused with essential oils) and is THC free, actually made by Nature’s Ultra but partnered with Young Living. They have a roll-calm (called Calm) and a Joint and Muscle Rub, but I use the drops for him, under his tongue. Due to the way this tastes he has no problem in taking it. I can’t vouch for other brands as I have not used them but I am not saying that they don’t help in the same areas. I try to do better about checking my email to answer questions. YL now has a CBD starter kit (under the tab – other kits) there are 2 prices because one has a lower mg than the other. https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=2282859&enrollerid=2282859&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member
A very interesting read from the perspective of someone on the spectrum (understanding that their perspectives (all those on the spectrum) differ too)
We cross the threshold into society’s adulthood. Happy birthday to my son.
Sometimes that random email from a teacher with such positive comments is all you need to make your day! This parade observation (he may or may not do again) and managing verbal instructions is HUGE for Tyler –
Tyler’s time works about better than trying to force him into society’s timeline! #progressnotperfection #soproudofhisimprovements #autismdifferentnotless #tylersteachersrock #ceebeedee #calmingoils #antioxidants #patience #babysteps
From a teacher: I wanted to let you know that Tyler is making leaps and bound improvement this year! I am so proud of him! You have done a great job with him at home.
Yesterday we had a spirit walk where the band and cheerleaders come down the hallways. He said he didn’t want to go, but refused to leave my side. I asked him again if he would like to go into XXXXX class to be away from the commotion before the parade started. He shook his head no and was excited to see the parade as they approached us. When the band got close he covered his head and leaned against the wall. I comforted him and when it was over he looked like he had tears in his eyes. I asked him if he was okay and he was quick to put on a smile again and said he was okay. I was shocked he wanted to stay for the parade.
During some classes he is allowed to use his computer and some not, depending on the lesson. This is hard for Tyler and one day this week he refused to put his computer up for me and started to become very agitated. I left him alone as he was still completing his work. The next day I prepped everyone in the hallway before they walked in that we weren’t using the computer that day for class because I had something else for them to do. He did just fine. 🙂
His willingness to follow and actively listen to verbal directions the first time they are given this year is amazing! During full class lessons he likes to try and skip/rush ahead of me. He gets items wrong sometimes when he does this. I remind him to stay on the same page I am talking and working on and he gets back on track without issue. Tyler is such a joy to have in my classes.