Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Working

Knowing what the right thing to do for your child is definitely difficult. This is true for any child, but especially when your child has special needs.  Not only do you need to think about all of the typical issues that go along with being a parent, but you need to consider all of the therapies - alternative and standard - that promise to help your child.  Some will and some won't and you really won't know what will help unless you try.

ABA isn't really an alternative therapy, per se, but it definitely has its critics.  That can make it difficult to determine what to do for our child - and feel good about it. Is it right or wrong to subject our child to several hours of therapy per week? Honestly, I wasn't so sure at first.

Now I'm sure.

It's working.  Elijah is looking at us more, referencing us for affirmation, sharing his world with us, and overall more aware of his surroundings. It's an amazing thing to have your child look you in the eyes... Amazing.
I know I haven't been the most consistent blogger lately, which is something I'd like to change.  I enjoy writing about living here in Elijahland so much, but when I get out of the routine of writing it's hard to get back into it. I sit at my computer with so many thoughts and without the ability to write it all down. It's like my brain is too full. I intend to write more often.

You'll hold me to it, won't you?


Kathy said...

I LOVE Elijahland. Being a part of Elijah's world brings me such joy. I miss our little Elijah and you and Andy. One of these days soon, I'll meander up to the Land of Elijah. Love you, MomGrammaKat

Erika said...

Of course I'll keep reading! I've missed the comments!

kate hopper said...

So glad ABA is working. And we'll hold you to your writing. We will.

Bri said...

Hi. I just stumbled on your blog. Your little guy is absolutely adorable!

We are looking into ABA for our little guy (also, Eli) and I have have so many questions. I'd love to pick your brain if that's okay? My email address is

Thanks so much!

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