paganbaby
I don't have a disbility, I have SUPER POWERS!!!
January 17, 2013 at 3:28 PM

We had my 8yo ds tested last week. We were suspecting Autism for a long time but the Doctor said he has SPD (Sensory Processing disorder)

He's very sensitive to sounds, smells, touch, sight and craves a lot of movement. He'll have a melt down in the store because the lights are too bright. He can't wear certain clothing because it hurts. I can't count how many times he's gagged while I was making dinner :-(  Public school was a nightmare of smells, sounds and movements. (That's why we homeschool now)

I was trying to think of a way to explain to him what's going on. So I told him a story about a boy who had super powers. He could smell, feel, taste, and see things other people couldn't. He was also really strong and loved to move and climb and jump! My son got all excited and said, "He's just like me!" "I can do that too!" "Does that mean I have super powers?" And I told him, "You sure do babe." You sure do...

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  • edelweiss23
    January 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM
    Cute way of explaining it!!!
  • wickedfiress
    January 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM
    :)
  • macbudsmom
    January 17, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Kudos mama!

  • paganbaby
    January 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Thank you :-)

    I was wracking my brains trying to think of a way to explain it to him that won't make him think badly of himself. I think I got it,lol.

    Quoting edelweiss23:

    Cute way of explaining it!!!


  • edelweiss23
    January 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM
    I will have to keep that in mind as my son gets older. I will have to explain his autism to him as well


    Quoting paganbaby:

    Thank you :-)

    I was wracking my brains trying to think of a way to explain it to him that won't make him think badly of himself. I think I got it,lol.

    Quoting edelweiss23:

    Cute way of explaining it!!!



  • paganbaby
    January 17, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    There's an adorable book you need to get! It's called all cats have Aspergers. I'm going to pick up a copy for my friend.

    Quoting edelweiss23:

    I will have to keep that in mind as my son gets older. I will have to explain his autism to him as well


    Quoting paganbaby:

    Thank you :-)

    I was wracking my brains trying to think of a way to explain it to him that won't make him think badly of himself. I think I got it,lol.

    Quoting edelweiss23:

    Cute way of explaining it!!!




  • edelweiss23
    January 17, 2013 at 3:56 PM
    Thank you!!!
    I am still coming to grips with his diagnoses!!!


    Quoting paganbaby:

    There's an adorable book you need to get! It's called all cats have Aspergers. I'm going to pick up a copy for my friend.

    Quoting edelweiss23:

    I will have to keep that in mind as my son gets older. I will have to explain his autism to him as well





    Quoting paganbaby:

    Thank you :-)

    I was wracking my brains trying to think of a way to explain it to him that won't make him think badly of himself. I think I got it,lol.

    Quoting edelweiss23:

    Cute way of explaining it!!!






  • lizzielouaf
    January 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM
    Ugh I'm at the office so I can't provide a link at the moment but google "weighted clothing for autism". The products are a lifesaver and an amazing source of comfort for most sensory sensitive people.
    Btw, I love the super power explaination :)
  • pamelax3
    January 17, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    what a great way to explain to yourson

  • AliKatAK47
    January 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    My kids think my dog has super powers because he can alert me to seizures. I love your explaination.