Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You're Kidding, Right?

Looking back at some of these posts, I wonder how many people might read them and laugh at the insignificance of some "lessons." Good point about holding up your end of the conversation, Pat, but really -- squeezing out the sponge??

YES! As the boy becomes the man, there's no doubt in my mind that my son will be successful and happy. but why not try and make it easier for him? If, tomorrow, he spills a bottle of water on the floor of his dorm room, life with his roommate becomes a little (or a lot) more difficult if the puddle doesn't get properly cleaned up.

If he moves to an off-campus apartment at some point, how quickly do the people sharing the bathroom get tired of having to remove a soaking wet washcloth from the sink before they can brush their teeth?

For neuro-typical people, these actions are next-to meaningless. But I think the mastery of these two relatively inconsequential deeds takes on substantially greater significance for anyone living with a social communications disorder. Upon mopping up a spill but leaving half the mess, they are less likely to recognize that the mess is still there, much less the disapproving look. So why not ensure that my son is cognizant of how to deal with these little jobs? Then he won't have to worry about interpreting the body language.

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