Gavin is driving me nuts….

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…and before you say it, I know it’s a short trip. šŸ™‚
He has actually behaved pretty well today meltdown wise anyway.. The problem I have is his general behavior. He is having a more and more difficult time followng even the simplist of directions. We typically give him one step tasks to do. His memory seems to be fading, again. Sometimes, well actually most of the time is feels like we are getting played.

He is also becoming creepy again. He lingers and likes to stand in the doorway and just watch his brohers. He doesn’t really do anything wrong per say but we have told him to stop and he won’t. The whole thing just rubs me the wrong way. It’s just creepy. I know how that sounds but it’s just a gut feeling.

He can’t seem to learn from his mistakes. He continues to do the same thing over and over again. It’s really frustrating to have to repeat myself literally dozens of time in order for him do the simplist of tasks. I think we have hit one of the points where he floats around on the spectrum. These ar never fun times for anyone. With any luck we won’t take to many steps backwards……

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For the routine things try a schedule for Gavin. Either using pictures (do2learn.com) or if he is a reader, write it out. Take it to an office supply store and have it laminated. He can use a vis a vis marker to cross off the steps he has done. When you have to give him verbal prompts remember that verbal prompts are the most difficult to fade. Also consider his processing speed. You tell him. "Pick up your shoes". He thinks and thinks forms a picture in his mind of what you are asking and then he thinks about what… Read more Ā»

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Kids with sensory processing disorders and coordination/ motor planning difficulties often don't seem to learn from their mistakes..their brains just can't figure out another way to do the task that would be successful because they're not getting the sensory information they need. This may also explain why hd watches his brothers, kids with SPD and dyspraxia spend a lot of time observing other children, like Betg said, to learn appropriate social interaction but also so they can copy play and motor activities. Gavin's memory problems may also be linked to the way his brain processes sound, or auditory perception. He… Read more Ā»

Rob Gorski
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These are all very good points. The watching them play thing is creepy to us because of his past sexual aggression. But you may very well be right.. As far as learning from his mistakes, I mean like he says and does things he already knows he shouldn't be doing. He seems to make bad choices over and over again. AN exaggerated example would be touching the same hot burner over and over and over again.

Thanks again for your feed back. I really do appreciate your opinions…