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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:34 PM
My 4yo got pushed over unexpectely by another patient after his therapy session today. He's usually pretty tough and tumble, but he got a fright.
The therapist apologised, she wasn't supervising him because she was still in the reception area talking to his father.
I'm not too worried, but DS was dwelling on it a little and I'm not sure I've done a great job of explaining what happened. I didn't make a fuss when it happened.
The other patient is probably 30 something, with what I think is an intellectual disability or ASD. I know he didn't mean to push my son over. I really don't want DS to be scared or him or to go there, so I explained that 'Ben' has some parts of his brain that don't work properly. And that even though he pushed him, it wasn't because he wanted to hurt him, it's just his brain and his body don't work together sometimes.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Have organised an impromptu playdate this afternoon with his best friend, to distract him and he hasn't mentioned it since she arrived.
I'm thinking just leave it now and pick it up with him again when we go back next?
Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:46 PM
I think you did a great job of explaining it.
Sometimes l tend to dwell on things more than the kids. Which is probably normal. I hope.
Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:56 PM
I think you did a great job.
If you notice any unexpected changes in him, maybe ask if there’s anything he wants to talk to you about? He may be dwelling on it then? Otherwise I’d leave it until if/when he asks you again, which may happen next time you visit.
Posted 10 July 2019 - 05:01 PM
I think your explanation was spot on. I wouldn't focus on it too much right now, just see how he goes next visit.
Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:29 PM
I would ring the therapist just to get them to reassure your DS that the therapy office is going to be safe before the next session.
You did a good job explaining it at his level and sometimes another voice of reassurance is helpful too. He will get a feeling that the therapist offices are a safe place and that it is secure for him to return to and possibly they maybe able to talk to them too and your DS level too.
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