Saturday, February 5, 2011

The fourth week

This week was similar to the second one in that there was a dramatic change half way through the week.  Thankfully, the change was for the better this time. 

Earlier in the week H. seemed to react to any type of discipline or stress in a particularly immature way.  She would start crying or shrink into herself when faced with any negative comment, and she actually bit someone at school to get their attention.  I called the therapist in a state of despair.  She told me that as the brain starts to re-work itself that the child will sometimes regress for a short time to earlier behaviors.  In other words, they react to things in a manner appropriate for a child whose age is the same as the age of a child who would normally be developing some of the brain connections that are being re-worked in your child right now.  I hope that makes sense.  In any case, by the end of the week H. was acting more normally, and was actually approaching the great behavior we were seeing at the end of the first week.  I doubt it is permanent, but I hope that it is!

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