Emily Bobseine, M.A. CCC-SLP or as we simply call her, Emily, is Ethan’s Speech and Language therapist at Kids in Motion, a pediatric therapy clinic in Torrance, CA where he also receives occupational and physical therapy. Emily makes Ethan’s therapy sessions always fun and engaging, and Ethan is always running to her room even when it’s not speech day! Since starting speech at Kids in Motion, along with the Leaps and Bounds program at Pediatric Therapy Network, Ethan has grown leaps and bounds! He has said, “Go!” to complete “Ready, Set, Go!” “I got it!” and started to attempt words present in his favorite nursery rhymes. He has also been…
I had been waiting for this day for exactly four weeks. In Ethan's psychological evaluation, the doctor had said he met the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder. We weren't exactly sure what the level of severity was, but he knew he was most impacted in the area of social communication.
I would like to invite you to walk with our team - "Team Hope" - because we believe that spreading autism awareness and supporting families through fundraising events such as these can ignite hope in the hearts of those who have loved ones with autism or are in the spectrum themselves.
When Ethan was a little over a year old, someone commented that he played "funny." At that time, I thought the he would perhaps overcome it quickly. He would whack toys and objects instead of picking them up.
As I begin my journey as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with ASD, I delve into the many resources available about autism and its facets. Right now I am reading: Early Intervention and Autism is by James Ball, ED.D., BCBA
It has been barely a week since we got the confirmation that my son Ethan falls within the autism spectrum. Some moments, I'm super positive; but sometimes I also feel discouraged and overwhelmed.
Ethan's Valentine's Day artwork at his early intervention preschool.
Me and my husband have always loved Ethan’s little quirks. Some of the things that we loved about him also made us realize that he might be in the autism spectrum.
I had heard of horror stories of kids with autism in Disneyland. I was in for a pleasant surprise at my son's first time at Disney.
It was therapeutic to hear myself talk openly about my child and my role as a special needs parent in the special needs parent support group. If a tree falls to the ground and nobody is there to hear it, did it really make a sound? Now that I was speaking and I was heard, I felt a certain kind of emotional freedom.