If you've read my blog for awhile you know that I'm a pediatric occupational therapist, and I work with kids who have pretty severe developmental disabilities, emotional disorders, and physical disabilities.
And well, if you just started reading my blog... now you know something else about me =P
A few months ago I shared some funny things the kids I work with say,
anddd it was good time.
So good, that I decided to share some more of these treasures with you.
I have sushi in my lunch today.
What kinda sushi sweets?
A spicy tootsie roll
Ooohh that sounds good
"I'm diddling my ice cube"
(I don't even know...)
Student To Teacher:
"STOP!! You're making my mind crazyyyy!"
This next story is not funny, but I really think it's worth mentioning:
A student who has Asperger's Syndrome and a pretty severe anxiety disorder was really upset after he was told it was time to go to lunch. Eventually, he calmed down a bit and this is what he said...
No! No! Nooo! It's not time!! It's not time to go to lunch yet!!!!
But it is time, let's go see what good stuff you have for lunch.
Nooooooooooo!!! The sun isn't in the right spot in the sky!!!!! It's not time for lunch yet!!!
This happened on the Monday after we changed the clocks for daylight savings. Seriously, how amazing is this kid? He knew where the sun was everyday during lunch before we changed the clocks. I am in awe.
That last story made me think about how special these kids really are. This particular student has the verbal skills to talk to us and tell us about how he learns and understands his environment, but most of the kids I work with do not have the ability to communicate with words. I know all of our kids are so special and see the world in such unique and beautiful ways, but I also wonder how much they know and are unable to tell us.
It must be so so painful to have so much you want to share with others, but know you lack the ability to share.....
On the positive side, I am thankful to work at a school with co-workers who really care for these kids and do their best each day to provide them with the best services and care.
And because I am a firm believer that all good blog posts should have at least one fun photo...
Here's a pic of Nadav and I from last weekend =)
And in other news...
Ashley from Adventures of Newlyweds is sharing one of my favorite blog posts on her blog today. Go say hi, she's all kinds of wonderful. =)
Kelsey who is also all kinds of wonderful is holding her Tourist Tuesday Link Up. Today's featured post is by yours truly. Check it out =)
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