Trying to grasp reality
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|Wed, 08-11-2010 - 12:30pm|
I have to admit that I still have high expectations for my DS3 Aspie. We are currently in OT for sensory and slightly low tone, Speech for pragmatics, and Social for the obvious. We are seeing tremendous amounts of progress. We test each year or so, so I feel we are never really more than 9 months behind in any one area. So help me to understand how these super-smart brains are not able to do well in school. I understand the social part of it, but that is really separate from academics. Is it stress related or will his ASD get worse before it gets better? Is there a developmental piece that in general does not develop and education builds on that piece?
We still tell DS that he should not marry until after grad school. I do not want to place unrealistic expectations on him (college, grad school, marriage, etc) yet I do not want to sell him short either. I mean the kid is 3 and working on multiplication tables. Am I in denial over our future?