Sunday, November 15, 2009

Eye contact

Sebastian looks at me when he requests something, or wants to know what I am saying. That bold and spontaneous eye contact startles me. I am used to non-existent, or only when prompted glimpses that last only a split second. I am used to him using his peripheral vision a lot. When he looks at me and smiles, I am surprised. But it happens lately quite often, and I am grateful.


  1. It is a beautiful thing. You know you can encourage it even more by the simplest things.

    We are doing that these days at home with Khaled. We have never taught him eye contact like they do in ABA. It has been taught to him, or rather he has taught himself to look to get information.

  2. That is what Sebastian does now spontaneously. I am not used to it, but each time it happens my heart bumps.