Thursday, January 13, 2011

A note from the teacher

I got this email from Sam's teacher today:

I just wanted to reach out to you and tell you how well Sam has been doing lately. He recently has shown an interest in two of his peers (_______ and _______). He will get in their face and smile or he will pull on their shirt. It's very cute! After he gets a reaction from them, he has a big smile on his face.
Have a great day!!

This fits with what Sam seems to have been trying with his sister as well. I also caught him looking over at his babysitter's son the other day and flapping his hands like he was excited. He saw the son playing with a friend and he looked like this tiny little part of him deep down inside wanted to join in but he had no idea what to do.


AutisticWisdom said...


I am sure he does very much want to socialize with the kids and Maya, but it's as you said - he's not quite sure what to do. But he's trying! :)

Homeschooling Special Kids said...

My eldest son has Asperger's syndrome and used to flap and laugh in the faces of other children when he wanted to play, but he has recently learned how to interact more "conventionally" and will actually ask a child if they want to play. He is now seven and a half. I think even the interest in socializing is a good thing!