Well I went on the PECS workshop and it was great. I feel I've gained a lot more confidence to try Sam with it again. And also working through the practices in the workshop means at least I feel I know what I'm doing! We've bought a selection of sensory toys to try and use to start him off with the first phase. The last time we used bubbles as a reinforcer which we shouldn't have done, they are his ultimate favourite thing and afterwards we couldn't change the reinforcer without a tantrum. Now he's had a break from it all for a few months I hope we can start again fresh, not using bubbles!
Also on the course was a lovely lady who is the specialist advisory teacher for autism for our area and will be taking Sam on under her wing from September. Was great to meet her and she is going to be at our meeting next week.
William has just started crawling a few days ago and he is getting very good at it! After only a tentative few starts on his knees he's been all over the place! He also keeps trying to pull himself up onto things, but hasn't quite made it yet.
We are trying to get loads done at the moment, feels like there is so much to do and no time to do it. We want to convert the office into a nursery for William as he is not going to be able to share with Sam just yet, maybe in a few years time. We also need to clear out the loft room as it is full of junk, sort out stuff to do a car boot sale in a few weeks, and finish the dreaded DLA form (which is nearly there). As well as doing all the other bits of decorating/DIY that still needs finishing!
I am really looking forward to our holiday in a couple of weeks, just to be able to forget about everything for a week and de-stress!