Diannab Posted July 24, 2008 Share Posted July 24, 2008 My youngest dd was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum when she was two. The diagnosis was reconfirmed when she was four due to my request. After the first diagnosis, I sank us into every type of therapy recommended for her: physical therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy and speech therapy. At the age of four the only issues she was continuing to have were speech and a slight delay (6 months to 1 yr) in her thinking skills. I think the most frustrating thing for us in regards to this journey we are on is one of set backs. Before any therapy Zoe had fine motor skills superior to her older sister (older by 2 years), but after therapy they were gone. Apparently the ''retraining'' that they had to do in therapy erased her fine motor skills.. So, that is where we are. We now only do home therapy because she is so improved! I am thrilled. ~~~~~~~~~~Question~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Zoe has always had an issue with memory recall, so the counting has been one of our biggest problems. :) It took awhile to get her on track to count to ten and then a LONG time to count to twenty, which we just accomplished!!! How on earth am I going to help us reach thirty???? I almost lost it with it taking forever to learn to twenty. We rote count, count objects, count out a number of candies and she can have as many pieces as she can count. LOL Any other ideas??? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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