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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Chapter 18

Kindergarten

IT TOOK A while for Paul to get back to baseline behavior after the scope, and during this time we passed his fifth birthday and entered the summer before kindergarten. At his transition ARD at the end of the school year, the one major remaining concern was his fine-motor skills. If given a boxed outline, he could form shaky letters at a reasonable size, and if you strung together a series of boxes, he could write clear words as if he were filling out a crossword puzzle. But without the visual constraint of a box for every letter, he couldn’t create even a rough mental boundary of where to start and stop, and his pencil ...

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