Children, Lifestyle

Dean’s ABA Week

I cannot believe that Joyce came twice this week, because she usually only comes in once a week. I’m happy that he got a little extra attention and I’m sure he loved it. I’m starting to make Dean little lunches for home when I am at work. I am going to buy him a bento lunch box, so everything is very proportional. Also, it will give him a good variety and my dad doesn’t have to think about it. Dean loves everything, so it isn’t hard to make him something I know he will eat.

3/27/18 – Ann

Mike reports Dean had a cold over the weekend and still recovering. Still did well for all of the session. Doing point with one finger tap at upper arm.

3/27/18 – Joyce

Wow! Lots of great things with Dean! Pointing is almost there! Asking for more! Seems to be a little under the weather today – even so, did very well, very productive session.

3/28/18 – Joyce

Dean under the weather still. Productive session, went into gate area and played buy himself. đŸ™‚ Pig, book. Yay Dean!

3/28/18 – Deb

Dean was a little under the weather today. Did well during the second part of the session. Went inside play area and was independently playing appropriately with toys. Did great with pets also. Tablet logged me out 1/2 way through session.

3/29/18 – Ann

Dean had great energy this morning, even with runny nose. Was looking for specific toys to show me what he wanted to play. Started stacking small wooden blocks, able to do a few before they fell down.

3/30/18 – Ann

Dean did well this morning. Same runny nose and wanting to run a lot as session went on. Did all toy items. Some independent pointing.

Well, this has got me all caught up and you can see the next update next week. I see real improvement in Dean since he has started ABA. He is getting less frustrated with me and being able to express himself better non verbally. Right now, we are working on getting him to ask for help when he needs it. Oh! Also trying to get him to stop humping his Paw Patrol pillow, but that’s just harmless….except when he gets pillow burn on his penis. You would think he would learn, but he doesn’t feel pain so there is that.

With Love,


2 thoughts on “Dean’s ABA Week”

    1. The not feeling pain is an Autism thing. He needs to be heavily stimulated to be bothered. He doesn’t react to smell either. There is no way to tell if he feels the pain until he can communicate or talk. I know there is a medical term for it, but we don’t know yet. All we really know is that he never reacts to pain. I remember clipping his skin on accident while doing his finger nails and he bled. He never cried though or made any notion that he felt it or was hurt. He liked the bandaid though.

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