Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Watching an Autistic Child Regress - NYTimes.com

Watching an Autistic Child Regress - NYTimes.com

Terrible pain too often accompanies mother-love (and father-love for that matter). I could not let Megan Liberman’s post from Monday on Emily Rapp’sNotes From a Dragon Mom inch down the screen without flagging another — admittedly far less hopeless — reflection on maternal loss that I read some days ago in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

It’s called Little Boy Lost, and in it Amy Leal, a Syracuse University Romantic scholar, writes unforgettably of the horror of having watched her now-nonverbal 2-year-old son, Julian, lose his just-acquired language skills to autism.

Julian had, she relates, been receiving early-intervention services for three months when he suddenly had a “frightening regression” and “the light in his eyes began to go out.”

More @ http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/watching-an-autistic-child-regress/

1 comment:

  1. Shanesh Colors has launched Map me App an interactive way to identify all 50 states of the USA on the map. It is based on ABA method of intervention delivery to children on autism spectrum or with special education needs. Shanesh Colors uploaded this app for kids with Autism on Google android market which are free for download. Log on to Google Android Market and type Shanesh in Search box to see the list of apps or type in the app name in the search box.


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