New research findings

Hi everyone! The National Institute of Health (NIH) released some really interesting research findings this week. I've posted synopses and links to the articles on my blog:
findingpeaceinthepuzzle.blogspot.com/
Deb
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  • Congratulations on validation of your findings Deb. I used to wonder why my son had so many bruises on his shins..it wasn't until later that I had my V8 moment and put it together.

    And it's funny how they mentioned the video games. It hasn't isolated him, It's done the exact opposite for Alex in his classroom (which is already unconventional to begin with..it's a Learning Ctr). He's allowed to have his DS there and has been incorporated in his therapy as a reward, but in ADDITION to this...it's provided a common interest with his other classmates. Yesterday I noticed he was saying things like "Oops, I died."...and laughing. and for the first time EVER...I heard him say "I won! I made it through the castle by myself. This is the first time I did it!" (I just about pulled over the car to recover from the shock!) Self esteem is a big issue for this kid. This is vastly different from what I'm used too. He's been far less anxious since a change in his supplements. I've also noticed his thoughts becoming more cohesive, less stuttering when trying to string them together. His sensory issues appear to be less pronounced. But, back to my story...Today I see Alex walk straight up to his classroom line and start talking to this boy Ben about his game and asked him to help him to get through 'this part'. This is phenomenal stuff! These kids are interacting like buddies. I'm thrilled! If it were not for this little device, the gap between the NT kids and my son would've still seemed like the grand canyon.
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  • Congratulations on validation of your findings Deb. I used to wonder why my son had so many bruises on his shins..it wasn't until later that I had my V8 moment and put it together.

    And it's funny how they mentioned the video games. It hasn't isolated him, It's done the exact opposite for Alex in his classroom (which is already unconventional to begin with..it's a Learning Ctr). He's allowed to have his DS there and has been incorporated in his therapy as a reward, but in ADDITION to this...it's provided a common interest with his other classmates. Yesterday I noticed he was saying things like "Oops, I died."...and laughing. and for the first time EVER...I heard him say "I won! I made it through the castle by myself. This is the first time I did it!" (I just about pulled over the car to recover from the shock!) Self esteem is a big issue for this kid. This is vastly different from what I'm used too. He's been far less anxious since a change in his supplements. I've also noticed his thoughts becoming more cohesive, less stuttering when trying to string them together. His sensory issues appear to be less pronounced. But, back to my story...Today I see Alex walk straight up to his classroom line and start talking to this boy Ben about his game and asked him to help him to get through 'this part'. This is phenomenal stuff! These kids are interacting like buddies. I'm thrilled! If it were not for this little device, the gap between the NT kids and my son would've still seemed like the grand canyon.
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