ah right. I have read the blog of a lady who does the same. She is classed as 'low function/severely reatrded' and spentds the day hand flapping but give her a keyboard and she writes a blog as she says she cant blow her own nose or speak but written words have a coherance that the rest of the world doesn't. Amazing how the brain functions isn't it.
If you're interested in typing then Lucy Blackman's book Lucy's Story is well worth reading. There's also the informative pointing method and of course Halo- Carly's Mum sometimes posts on the Strange Son website (or has previously iirc- probably about a year or so ago). Be aware though that post is the only one on my blog that has ever triggered a punch up! (autism politics )
Gopodness MrsT is that what I have to look forward tomwhen I start the MA next week (already been told the SSD candidates on teh course know more about asd than the aprents do )? If its full of bust ups it'll be like paying £50 a week to use MN LOL
I do wonder if eventually we would need to use something like this to get to ds3's inner thoughts- he's great now on 'I want my ds' orthat sort of thing, massive breakthrough last night when DH said he didn't like the DS game ds3 was playing and he said 'what games do you like'- but it still has to be in the context of the obsession iyswim. There's no 'free'spech- no 'how does this work' or 'I feel a bit down today'. I now compared to many we'relucky he has the langusgae he has, but I often feel he's like Carely insofar as he is absorbing everythinga round him but not showing it. I'm certain he has an average or above IQ but have as yet to find any way to prove it; it's assumed he dosn't have significant LD but nobody treats him as capable IYSWIM.