My child and the Tappy Bear

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.

Renee Montrose

Boston, MA

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