Putting Away the Dishes

My 11 year old daughter has all the signs of nld. Since reading your source for nld we have learned a great deal about her. For example we have learned that our instructions must be very explicate.

Our three children were doing kitchen chores one evening and it was Elycia's turn to put the dishes away.

I said "Elycia you put the dishes away"

The next morning we got up to make breakfast. My husband opened the cupboards and out fell a group of dishes. Dirty dishes in the cupboard with the clean.

You see our instruction was to put the dishes away. Elycia did exactly what she was told. Our instructions should have bee put the clean, dry dishes away.

-Petra Thompson