My son is 10 and has NO concept of time. He understands it just fine on a worksheet. He clearly understands there are 7 days/ week, 24 hours in a day, and can tell time just fine on a clock. But he has NO idea how those numbers relate to his life. Lets say we have a play date Friday at 3, he dosen't understand what that really means. He honestly thinks he can change time. So if he wants the play day to come quickly he will just change the calendar and time. We've tried counting down the days on a calendar. I've tried making "appointments" ( we're going to take a walk at 2 pm) but nothing seems to work.
This is our conversation this morning
Collin: When is Anne going to get here?!!
Me: Anne isn't coming today, she's coming next week.
Collin: (Screaming/yelling) She IS coming today.
Me: No she's coming next week, today is Wednesday, we can see her in 7 days.
Collin: kicking and screaming, (now sitting on his quiet chair)
Not sure if its an autism/maturity thing. It just seems like he will NEVER get the concept. It's very frustrating. Anyone else deal with this? Any ideas or suggestions?