Joyce’s replacement Jolene is a good fit for us. On first impressions, I really like her and I think that her viewpoint might be better suited to us than Joyce. Joyce was very strict and Jolene is a bit more lenient. Jolene is also more focused on getting Dean to talk, because she thinks that all of those words are locked up inside of him. She thinks that with enough stimulation, he might actually start to speak. I am super excited about this. Instead of focusing on a lot of skill building, we will be focusing on speech and finger strengthening. We need to strengthen his hands and finger in order for him to hold a pencil, utensils, and be able to clap and stuff like that. It is another chapter in Dean’s life and this series will go on with a new supervisor. I am very proud of how far my little guy has come in such a short amount of time. Our year with ABA is coming up soon!
10/22/18 – Ann
Active, smiling, and playful. List behaviors observed: mouth, flop. Dean was playful, seeking tickles. Did several independent arms up. Needed prompts to flip to second page in PECS book. Used picture to request tickles.
10/22/18 – Joyce
Discussed next appropriate toys and programs child initiated handing off for tickles for more than one therapist, sat in chair on own, no direction given for water. Grandparent informed new BCBA taking case, will set up apt.
10/23/18 – Deb
Dean did great today on programs. He sat well for trials and for longer periods of time. Dean independently sat down with his water today. He did great handing mom the PECS pictures for a granola bar. List behaviors observed: flopping
10/23/18 – Joyce
Parent mentioned EI discussed waiver program, BCBA responded saying HMEA could have further discussion with parent. Parent showed good follow through, parent observed entire session, parent spoke to child ‘s increased interest in toy play/toys, parent discussed success of child’s new bed and bedroom environment. Therapist asks relevant questions for programming, therapist needs to increase pace of session and keep child going with less breaks in frequency and duration.
10/23/18 – Ann
Afternoon session, sat for briefer durations. List behaviors observed: licking, flop. Dean did great matching. Stacked 8 blocks. Sat for briefer durations than he does in the morning.
10/24/18 – Ann
Very active, licking a lot of things. List behaviors observed: lick, flop. Dean was active today, trying to complete toy items very quickly. Not interested in snack. Matching and pointing still looking great.
10/25/18 – Ann
Sat well for first hour, more active for second hour. List behaviors observed: lick, mouth, flop. Dean did well this morning. Very focused at start of session. Liked New puzzle and book. Giving me his hands when I present clap hands.
10/25/18 – Deb
Dean did great today, he had great eye contact. Dean did well with programs. Dean said “8” when completing my number puzzle. He was also imitating blowing and enjoyed bubbles and singing. List behaviors observed: mouthing and flopping.
10/25/18 – Joyce