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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friends

I mentioned a couple of months ago that David and I had decided to start a new form of "therapy" for Brennan when it comes to his social skills development.  I emailed a number of friends in town with children anywhere near Brennan's age.  I was overwhelmed with the response we got back, offering to help.  You can read about it here.

We officially started this form of therapy in November and started seeing great results immediately.  It's hard to even call it therapy, but it really is.  It's a chance for Brennan to pactice his social skills with friends he may not see that often or people that know him, but he really hasn't connected with much.  There seems to be quite a bit of that - kids who know him but he couldn't tell you their names!  All that's changing now and we're seeing great things come out of it!

I take pictures of the kids he plays with so we can use them like flashcards and he can tell me who they are, their school, what they like to do, etc.  He's doing beautifully.

I owe these kiddos a lot for being so great with Brennan.  And I am especially grateful for the moms who responded to my email with a big SURE!  These moms (and dads) are essentially saying to their kids that differences are no big deal.  In fact, let's look for the fun in every child.  I am so appreciative of families who are open and happy to be a part of Brennan's lives. 

Here are some of the faces of those awesome (new) friends.











1 comment:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am so happy for Brennan! It looks like he has made several new friends. My daughter had a special social skills class provided by the school system, and she learned so much. She is a different child, and she actually won an award at school, her school's "Pride Award" because she defended another child against a bully appropriately.

Keep-up the good work, Brennan!

Merry Christmas to you and your new friends :D