Sep 2, 2010

Haircut ain't easy for Abil

Based on reading and also personal experiences, I know that some of the most difficult things for autistic children are haircut and brushing teeth. These are signs of sensory issues (a normal condition for special children).

Recently, I am PROUD to say that Abil has gotten his head shaved for the third time in his lifetime. All these while, we've been cutting his hair with scissors. Cutting his hair is chaotic + hectic. You need to be creative, patient and fast.

It is not easy putting on the shaver on Abil. We first tried using shavers on him about 2-3 years ago but he simply would not come near us as he could not stand the sound of the shaver. We tried several times and we failed.

A few months back, when he saw Zarif shaved his head, he showed signs that he wanted the same. Still, he was quite afraid and we only shaved the front part of his head. He could not tolerate the sound, also the sensation of the shaver.

The first two attempts was a 'haircut disaster'. Nonetheless, Abil showed tremendous improvement in his third attempt. I was amazed by his effort. God knows how difficult it is for him and he tried hard. My hubby did the shaving job. It is still a pretty demanding task especially shaving his hair around his ears and neck. But, it is a brilliant progress and i like it!!! Good job Abil!

easy peasy for Zarif

Keep it up Abil, you'll get your first visit to the barber in years to come :-)

10 comments:

norhamimah said...

thousand yeay for Abil!!!

Azma said...

congratulations abil!! mommy & daddy pun tahniah jugak sbb sntiasa bersabar...

Syahida said...

makcik mimot-> jangan melompat ye~ :D

Syahida said...

Azma, 'sabar' tu memang dah jadi 'makanan' kami berdua (walaupun ada masa2nya masih susah nak menelan).

terima kasih kerana tumpang gembira :-)

maya amir said...

wahhhh...good for you both.. u sabar.. and abil being such a good boy! keep it up:)

iCaLoVeZiE said...

ayesha pun saya yang guntingkan rambut, penuh bilik air dengan mainan. nasib baik rambut kerinting. Jadi tak nampak sompek sana sini :D

Syahida said...

maya, minus the tantrum, Abil is simply brilliant!

Syahida said...

ica, masa zaman2 bergunting, bilik air kitorang pun dah macam bilik mainan...buih lagi, air shower lagi...memang bil air melambung2 gara2 nak gunting rambut...huhuhu.

tp dengan shaver tak sempat nak mainan segala...sbb dia takleh nak fokus apapun, dia dok menahan sensation shaver tu :-)

Masayu Ahmad said...

salam syida

bagusnya, saya tak pernah buat sendiri, selalunya ayah diorang yang buatkan..

selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin

Syahida said...

salam Mas,

kalau menggunting memang saya buat, mencukur kena ayahnya tolong (saya pun tak berani).

salam aidilfitri, maaf zahir batin juga :-)