Your Child’s Trajectory
I am hearing more and more about people wanting to know the trajectory for a child with autism. First, let’s define what that means.
According to Merriam-Webster Online:
Trajectory: A path, progression, or line of development that resembles a physical trajectory (the curved path along which something moves through the air or in space)
For our kids, it means the path of their overall development from the time of diagnosis to adulthood. When I recently asked one of our doctors to help the parents of a patient whose teacher asked for his trajectory, he told me he’d be glad to dust off his crystal ball. With no sure-fire treatment for autism and with such a broad presentation of features, predicting the future is a tricky thing to do. Read full post »