Our oldest son was diagnosed when we was a preschooler with "sensory issues" as I've called them. Basically it falls on the autistic spectrum but we've never had a further diagnosis. He had three years of occupational therapy (along with speech therapy) & seemed to grow out of a lot of his issues. However, he still struggles with some things. One is the fear of falling. I'm not talking a minor fear - but a full blown, can't possibly reason with - type fear. This affected his ability to learn to ride a bike. He's 10-1/2 now & his six year old brother taught himself last year. I'm not sure if this bothered him, but it may have. I just figured he'd either learn how to get past it & do it or he wouldn't, but no big deal.
Well, today I was gone all day long. I spend one long day a month at my sister's with her & another friend to scrapbook. While I was gone my FIL taught B how to ride his bike!!!!! Yeah!!!!! I am so proud of B for facing this fear head on & conquering it.
My hubby also taught N (who taught himself how to ride last fall) how to ride his new larger bike. The boys are having a blast riding from my in-laws house to our house & back.
B showing off his skills.
N showing he can keep up.