Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break is Over- Progress, Challenges, Concerns, didn't ask for any advice, but all is appreciated, haha.

Oh my goodness, Wylie went back to school today. Silly me to think that Spring Break was going to be MY little break, too, save the half hour each way to school and work at home. Wylie DID realize his routine had changed and was quite defiant and irritable. We didn't get that much done in the way of lessons, really, at all. It was my fault, I really wanted to take a break from all the table work and try a more natural environment approach, and I think the both of us missed the structure! He went back to school today and he's been much more agreeable.

He sat at a table in a chair very nicely for lunch today. Usually he is strapped in a high chair and asking to get up. He even drank out of a regular old, open cup. I mean, that's amazing. Haha. He's capable, sure, but he usually spills it on purpose or starts blowing bubbles or gargling or something. Today he did pretty good and kept asking me to fill it back up. "More?" he said. Ah, the dreaded "more" word, back, used appropriately, usually accompanying the appropriate noun. Pretty good, little man. Pretty good.

I think he might have some hearing issues going on. He really likes to repeat things I say and sometimes he seems like he's only "catching" half of it. I mean, just a weird sensory thing I bet. He really doesn't get TOO overwhelmed with sound and sights, but he copes all the time with whatever is going on, covering his ears, squinting, looking sideways. Sometimes he's clearly trying to look past me to see, say, the TV or something, and he looks at an angle that just seems odd to me.

I'm not impressed by his Requesting program in his ABA, either. He's reinforced every time he makes an approximation of any kind of sound, as long as he points. I think now he is getting a little lazy and saying nonsense even when he knows the correct word. He's supposed to move on to actual words for desired objects, but he won't master this first program until he points every time, and at home, frankly, he's more spontaneous anyway, and will ask for things out of sight. So the inconsistency with the pointing seems pretty reasonable to me.

I know, kinda random, but that's the day in the life in the brain of the woman with the cutest little 2 year old in the world, what can I say. Have a nice day!

1 comment:

  1. Know what you mean - sometimes I think "school's off, let's be more natural, more spontaneous" and then have to run screaming for the schedule to save both mine and BB's sanity!