It's Tuesday at 11.34am this world.
James has already had his sensory integration therapy this morning! I am so glad we found this occupational therapist! My gosh she is good! She just knows how to push James beyond his boundaries without sending him into overdrive.
I truly believe in continuing to search until you find the right therapist in any field regarding your children! Its so important to build the best team! James has been through a few OT's now, we have traveled near and far and finally a good one. TICK TICK TICK!
James and Lara had so many breakthroughs in today's session and its only their 2nd session working together. Firstly, James allowed Lara to open a box of toys!!! This is HUGE! James doesn't allow anyone to open anything.
Secondly, James was SWINGING!!!! He got on the swing and enjoyed some time there.... this is also HUGE. You see the swing is UNPREDICTABLE, James like most ASD humans don't like unpredictability. They like to control their environment, it reduces their anxiety ultimately keeping them regulated.
And his speech... Lara has some great conversations with James during their session. She gets down to his level, looks in his eyes, responds to all his speech (even when its babble) and she just plays and acts like a kid with him while maintaining her structure and authority. Lara has the same nature as James' speech therapist Sophie, they both have a stern, structured hold on James and I think he works best with this type of personality in leadership.
So 12 hours ago I had the scariest bloody thing happen!
It was 11.45pm and I WAS fast asleep.... until I felt a something heavy sit at the end of my bed. Saw a big black shadow, felt this presence in the room... BIG TIME PRESENCE! I suffer from sleep paralysis so this kind of thing is not uncommon. Those of you that don't know what sleep paralysis is.... its when your mind wakes before your body (your muscles paralyze when you sleep) . You are totally paralyzed but your awake, you can hallucinate and hear strange noises, that's because you are coming out of REM sleep. When I experience my sleep paralysis I normally see giant spiders, see a dark shadow that has the presence of a murderer (sometimes he tells me about it too) and I hear loud motorbike noises. Yes I know its bloody weird! But most psychics will tell you its a GIFT! If I feel uncomfortable in anyway I normally just scream out for my Nan (my mums grandmother, Hazel)... and like a miracle I get pulled straight out of the state!
ANYWAY back to last night at 11.45... when I felt the presence I just rolled over because I was exhausted and didn't have any time for nonsense, I needed to sleep!
And then just as I felt myself going back to sleep the light went ON, yes correct the bloody LIGHT WAS TURNED ON! Do you think I slept after that??! NOPE... none!
I even told my Mum and husband and I think they like I am a looney...
As soon as I get done here this LOONEY is going to SAGE this house!
Ps .... can I just add you know when there is something in the house when James wont walk down the hallway without me!
Love & Light,