Out we went. Half joking, I asked him if he wanted a basketball. Alex, you see, does not play with anything appropriately. He loves balls, but only to essentially stim with them – flipping them in his hand, bouncing them by himself…
Yes, he wanted a basketball so I handed it to him. He took it, walked over to the Liam’s basketball net, and started to shoot hoops.
For 45 minutes, my son – who has never even had the coordination to throw a ball up in the air at the net, nor who ever had any interest in doing so – dribbled, took shots, took rebounds from Liam who was so excited that he just had to join Alex.
He also got in about 50% of his throws!
Me and my parents, and Liam, stood there screaming every time he landed a shot. It was unbelievable.
Between the writing last week, this yesterday, and the new sounds he’s managing (he’s finally gotten a Y a couple of times, and even a TH), I have to believe something is happening to reduce his dyspraxia.