Lynn - posted on 05/24/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
When my son was diagnosed with semantic/pragmatic speech disorder, an ASD, he was told to stay away from sports b/c he wouldn't be good at it. But he was also told he needed speech, OT, and a SEIT because he was deficient in speech, fine motor skills, and social interaction. My mom and I joked that since he was going to be deficient in sports wouldn't it be helpful to give him more sports not less. To me it's like saying he's not good at speech so let's keep him away from talking or he's not good at social interaction so let's keep him away from people. Crazy, right? Or is it? That's what I want people to weigh in on. Why do the rules change when it comes to sports? My son is indifferent to sports and I've had him do a few free clinics of t-ball and soccer both of which he was below average. He excels at spelling, reading, and computer. Is good for him to also be exposed to something like sports where it doesn't come easy or am I just setting him up for failure?