One of the most challenging things we have faced as special needs parents is knowing when Emmett is sick or not feeling well? While Emmett has come a very long way in regards to speech and language, he’s still very delayed.
He doesn’t necessarily have the expressive language skills to tell us when he’s not feeling good.
We have to sorta learn to see the signs.
If you look below at the picture, you’ll see one of those signs. If Emmett ever falls asleep during the day, that’s like a huge neon sign, flashing the words I don’t feel good.
Another sign that Emmett isn’t feeling well is when he’s literally bouncing off-the-wall walls and appears to be slap happy.
Up to this point in time, those are the biggest indicators that he’s not feeling well. To be honest, it’s really hard to know what’s going on with him. Keep in mind that Emmett’s got good language skills, at least in contrast to where he was, even a year ago.
I can’t imagine how difficult it is with a nonverbal child. Talk about heartbreaking.
How do you know when your child isn’t feeling well? Can they verbalize it or is the behavioral changes that you notice?
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