I brought my child to work with Anne-Marie over a grief issue that he was having. My son tends to hyper focus and ruminate. So when he was unable to stop obsessing over a recent family death, I became concerned. Without using many words Anne-Marie was able through the use of a “Tappy Bear” connect with my son and find the words for all that he was feeling, but not able to fully verbalize. As soon as Anne-Marie met my son they had a special connection, she even mouthed silently to me “Asperger’s” with a gentle smile on her face. A few months later after working with Anne-Marie, we finally after years of me feeling something was off, received an actual diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. How she knew what the doctors had missed for so many years was beyond me. Thanks to Anne-Marie’s help I finally felt validated and knew that with this diagnosis I could get the proper plan in place to give my son the best life possible.