Children, Lifestyle

Dean’s ABA Week

Another long week for his ABA sessions. I love it when he has a full week and I got to be home for this one. A week at my house is always super busy with people coming and going. Dean currently has a little cold and I bought him some Vicks to relieve his stuffy nose. It seems to be one thing after another for him and it makes me said. This is a boy who is hardly sick, so it is tough on me when it does happen. I just feel so helpless. I am currently suffering from an intestinal infection as well, so we are all just sick babies over here. lol. Dean is getting so big. He looks like a little boy now instead of a baby. He still has those adorable chubby cheeks and is always yelling “Mom!”. It is really cute. The other day, he put his hands in mine and told me that he loved me. It is moments like these that give me hope that he will have a bright future and finally, FINALLY, talk to us.

10/15/18 – Ann

Very low levels of behaviors, focused well on programs. List behaviors observed: mouth. Dean had a good morning. Liked slime, briefly played with kinetic sand. Did well on all programs.

10/15/18 – Joyce

Performed direct service with client (D-BCBA session only). Ran GMI with child, did new Potato Head (large) and new birthday puzzle, did new books, worked on PECS requesting songs. Assessment or Treatment Planning moved Pointing and AWO back into routines viewed Bx to Increase Graphs, RTN variable Wrote experimental Open Ended Play program

10/16/18 – Ann

Slow morning, tired. List behaviors observed: mouth, lick. Dean was tired, so moved slow through programs. Not interested in eating very much.

10/16/18 – Deb

Dean did great today. He Sat well during activities and transitioned well from the trampoline for trials. Dean had good joint eye contact and pointing.  Dean did not sleep well last night. He was up a lot according to mom.

10/17/18 – Ann

Tired. Dean not sleeping well at night. Dean was tired again this morning from staying up later at night. Discussed matching and next steps for non-identical matching.

10/17/18 – Joyce

Discussed new open ended toy play program, will add 5 block structure for expanded play, will begin non identical matching (2D), used BCBAs toysParent showed good follow through. Mom stayed in room for entire session.

10/17/18 – Deb

Dean did well today. He did well on programs, was independently matching pictures today. He enjoyed playing with the playdough and the magna doodles. Dean had good eye contact. We also played with new puzzles, he did well with the New puzzles. List behaviors observed: flopping.

10/18/18 – Ann

Tired, moved slow through programs. List behaviors observed: flop. Dean still having trouble getting to bed at night. Sleepy this morning. Going to doctor today for flu shot and rash on face. Dean was sleepy and moving slow through programs this morning. Zero instances of mouthing today. Great independent matching.

10/18/18 – Deb

Dean did great today. He sat well for programs. Dean had great joint eye contact. We started having Dean request snacks from mom and he did awesome and was requesting food independently. Went over programs with Joyce.

10/18/18 – Joyce

BCBA informed parent of BCBA transition. Parent showed good follow through parent did orcs for chip with child, child did 5/7 independent exchanges. Therapist prepared with excellent non identical matching cards, non identical matching to be added to child’s programs.

10/19/18 – Deb

Dean did great today on programs. He had great eye contact. He enjoyed jumping on the trampoline at the end of the session. He said “bye” while I was packing up my toys! Dean did great with PECS with mom independently handing the picture. Dean had a flu shot yesterday and also was diagnosed with MRSA. He slept great last night on the new mattress.

10/19/18 – Ann

Making noises from throat through most of session. List behaviors observed: flop. Had flu shot last night. Being treated for MRSA on face. Dean was making a lot of noises today. Tired and almost falling asleep during snack. Matching looks great.

With Love,

Selena
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