Increase in aspie behaviors?
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|Fri, 09-05-2003 - 9:18am|
Christopher (age 10, AS) just started fifth grade in a new school. He likes it and has been managing very well. But last night, he was playing by himself and I looked over to see what he was doing and he was lining up all of his Pokemon action figures--first by size, then by type, and finally he started playing with them appropriately. I hadn't seen "lining up" behaviors in a while, but I figured that maybe he needed to find some "order" in his life after a busy day of school.
And this morning, he asked DH to give him a "joint knockering," which is our term for joint compression therapy (usually done in conjunction with brushing). The joint compression really calms him down and helps him to focus. He hasn't asked for (or needed) joint compression for a while, but I thought it showed a lot of self-awareness on his part that he could ask for what he needed.