Grandmother

I have a grandchild when asked if he wants to go on a boatride says no adamantly. When told okay then he get upset and wants to go. He really seems to mean yes instead of no and no when he really means yes. Has anyone run into this problem and if so what did you do? Thanks.

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Dec 21, 2009
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by: Carebear

Sometimes too, I've heard that some children can get word concepts like "yes and no" turned around. We had our son evaluated for Speech delay, and later for SPD. The public school system does offer speech and OT, free of charge. I'm still learning how to figure out how to use all of the public programs out there. I think our son may have Dyspraxia because he cannot hold on to words and often forgets basic meanings of things. I will ask the teacher if she knows of any specialist who can evaluate him for this as well.....Hope this helped a little bit more.

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by: Carebear

Say yes gently when he indicates that he wants to go for a boat ride. If he still cries or seems confused, maybe wait until he calms down and try this other technique. Maybe you can offer him a piece of candy or a healthy sweet snack like a raisin while saying "yes, let's go for a boat ride". I know it seems strange, but the teachers at my son's school have taught him alot of words, and concepts and their meanings by charming him with treats.

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