"My approach to intervention is rooted in respect for child development and focuses on making the mundane meaningful, looking at daily interactions as opportunities for learning and growth while respecting the uniqueness of the individual and family. It’s about setting high expectations for long term quality of life and relationships for individuals on the spectrum and implementing a specific and doable plan to get there one step at a time.”
– Lauren Wilson, LCSW, RDI® Program Certified Consultant

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quotable Sundays: Winnie The Pooh

“If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
- Winnie the Pooh

Ah the wise words of Winnie the Pooh.  This quote reminded me of the profound patience and faith we use when we commit to using experience sharing/declarative communication.  At the beginning oh how it can feel like you are talking to walls! As if there is fluff in your partners ears. 

And then slowly and sometimes without warning those seeds that you've have planted with commenting and silence begin to bud.

It never ceases to amaze me.  Declarative communication is powerful.

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