Did you ever hear someone say If you say “I can” or “I can’t” you’re right ? Well, I think this is a terrible saying.
Valentine’s day is an odd holiday. Schools are open, work is open, everything is open, yet it’s celebrated anyway. And it’s a horrible holiday for many NLD children (and adults) because we often have problems with friendship and romance and Valentine’s day is all about romance in adulthood and the precursors to romance in kids. […]
Say WHAT? Less organized? Has Peter finally flipped his lid? Well …. maybe :-)! But let me explain.
When I was a kid, my report cards often had comments like “Peter would do better if he applied himself”. This always made me want to apply my fist to the teacher’s face! (I never actually hit a teacher, I made their lives miserable other ways). It’s the same message as “try harder”. No. You […]
In the field of learning disabilities there is a lot of talk about executive function. The NCLD has a whole page about it. It involves Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to […]
Does your kid sometimes seem to react one way to something and then, another time, react totally differently? Does a particular thing sometimes delight her or, at least, not bother her and other times cause a meltdown? Does this puzzle you? Well, a lot of you NT people (maybe all …) are exactly the same […]
I was away over the weekend and stayed in a large hotel. Like most such places, the rooms were all along long corridors. I think I went to my room (and out again) 6 times or so over the weekend. And …. I never knew which way to go! Each time I went to my […]
CAVEAT: I am not a trained therapist. This is not professional advice. I do have a degree in special ed, but it’s been 30 years since I took those courses. This is just my opinion based on my life and observation. It may seem odd for me to be writing about friendship because – […]
On Quora someone asked if people with Asperger’s understand the word “Taboo”. I gave a brief answer there, but I thought I’d follow it up here, especially because I have NVLD, not AS.
I am not a neat person. I don’t notice absence of neatness and I don’t know what to do about when I notice it. I think the former is mostly because I am so non-visual while the latter is due to my poor coordination and motor planning. I am not sure how common messiness is […]