One of the things Matthew struggles with is conceptual thinking…despite his age, he has trouble thinking beyond the immediate and concrete. However, I continually see things in him that show me he is making progress.
Yesterday morning he asked if he could dump all of the legos on the ground. (first miracle- ask before doing!) – “I promise I’ll pick them all up when I am done”
So, I told him he could dump them and he played with the legos for about 25 minutes but then looked up and asked if he could play on his computer.
I reminded him of his promise to pick up the legos and there was some fussing. After about 1 minute of picking up individual legos and putting them in the bucket, he looked up at me and said…”I’m going to get the dustpan to scoop them up!” (miracle two -be unhappy with how the job is going – stop, think of what might make the job easier and faster…get up and do it !)