Our son has always gravitated toward videos. He absorbs them intently, it has been clear from early on that he was having a different interaction with ‘screens’ than our older son. He has watched more washing machine instructional videos and marble run videos than we knew existed. He is a big fan of the Seven Super Girls YouTube channel. He watches these videos over and over again. He has created hundreds of his own videos on our computers, some extremely silly and some not so silly. Watching these with different eyes, we figured out that he is teaching us once again how to teach him. We now believe he is using these as his own ‘social stories’ – watching and memorizing how people say things, analysing their expressions, critiqung his own. He has begged us for ages to post his videos to YouTube, and we have finally agreed to launch his own channel. This is how our son sees and experiences the world (with some parental editing, of course). They say that kids with ‘buy-in’ to their diagnoses and those who take on board the strategies to help them cope fare better as they grow older. So through these videos, we also are gently helping him to find his voice and how to use that to help others. We believe that nurturing his self-esteem is the key to his future.
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He is learning strategies to help when he is frustrated, and is using his voice to help other kids too
In this video he shows how messy play can help a child who is feeling frustrated and ready to throw things
Here is a blog post and video where he helps other kids learn how to go from Angry to Happy.
In this post, he explains in two videos how It’s Always Better Outside.
He is full of joy.
He loves to perform.
He loves to sing.
He loves to splash and play.
He loves swinging high and spinning fast.
He loves gymnastics.