Nothing comes to this boy without hard work.
Wilson is nine years old and autistic, and procedures like this used to rock. our. world. Anxiety, communication breakdowns, new environments, sensory processing overload coupled with every-other-unknown that would come our way.
So, when Wilson’s doctor ordered a routine EKG for him, I felt all of the above come flooding back.
He got to work. He practiced with his teachers and therapists, all the way down to putting the stickers on and laying still until the doctor says they can be removed.
He watched videos and social stories to help him know what to expect.
We continued to work on waiting and flexibility with his schedule across various environments.
He was ready, and he did amazing.
Whenever I have my doubts/fears, this kid shows the way. I’m so proud of him.