A description of a successful ABA therapy graduate. Initially diagnosed as Autistic, he is a 2E child (twice exceptional - In the Autistic Spectrum and Profoundly Gifted). A brief description of his path to enrichment and excellence as laid out by the therapists and by, mostly, his Mother - his Chief Instructor.
Both, my mother, and Alex's mother (my wife), are from Japan.
------Alex was born in the year of the Golden Dragon (Nov 2000) ------
Monday, June 6, 2016
Alex At The 2016 ARML Nationals - II
Song: O Grande Amor
Artist: Zhang Zhi Yong
The next day...
the testing started at 9 AM and the awards ceremony started at about 3 PM.
There were approximately 550 competitors.
At the conclusion of the competition...
the team went back to the dorm to pack up...
and then eat lunch before they went back to the ballroom for the award ceremony.
For the International Division:
1st place: China
2nd Place: Macau
3rd Place: Vietnam
For the National Division:
1st Place: San Francisco Bay Area
Some of the greatest young mathematicians in the Nation
consistently come from the San Francisco Bay Area.
A special mention goes to Las Vegas.
This year, they made their own team...
and in the B Division...
they placed 4th in the Nation.
They did a tremendous job.
NNV Math Club was placed in the A Division.
It was a learning year for this team...
as they had lost so many of their senior members.
After the contest...
Alex was talking with a representative of Mathleague.
They are looking for professional problem designers.
Alex wants to design some problems for some major math competitions.
After we left UNLV...
we went out to eat at an all you can eat sushi place.
We then went back to the hotel for a last good night's sleep.
The next day...
it was 111 degrees F.
We ate lunch at an all day Dim Sum restaurant.
We ate our fill.
Alex rested as I paid the bill.
Near Death Valley...
we stopped in at a candy store so we could get cold drinks.
We are just a couple of hours away from home here.
After arriving at home...
Alex and I went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant.
Alex had a good time...
and he is now going to his university and college summer classes.