Last month Abalone had her annual well-check visit with her pediatrician. We see the Doc every 3-6 months for a variety of reasons but mostly to reevaluate our tactics with dealing with both kids’ ADHD. Abalone getting better sleep turned out to be our top priority discussed during this visit.
One of the things we discussed was Abalone’s current place of residence in “La La Unicorn Land”. At school, her teacher told me that a couple of weeks ago it took Abalone two hours to write her name, date, and three things she was planning to work on in her journal for the day. The behaviorist observed A for a day and she noticed that A frequently stands in the middle of the room, not really looking at anything, sort of in her own head.
In addition, one of the problems at home is that she will talk and sing to herself for two hours after going to bed. This has been a regular problem since before she could form sentences. She would her replay her day and we’d hear a lot of “Nuh-ah, Da-Dee.” from her room as she mumbled and grumbled about whatever barbaric treatment a two-year old could take from the word “no”.