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Encouraging Play, Fine Motor, Speech

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous in Parenting' started by Kaput, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Kaput

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    Insurance finally approved the hours for ABA in the day care!
    So she will start going to day care but the hunt is still on for the ABA therapist that will accompany her.

    Yesterday:
    Walk in the park, sand pit
    ABA flash cards
    Fine motor: Latches puzzle, Drawing, cut with scissors
    Cognitive: Color sorting with ABC
    Craft: Make face - stick googly eyes with glue, draw nose and mouth
    Pretend play: Animals on a bus ride
     
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    Walk in the park, sand pit
    ABA flash cards
    Fine motor: Latches puzzle, Drawing, cut with scissors, scoop/dump beans with spoon
    Cognitive: Color sorting with pegs, put ABC magnets into Alphabet pocket chart
    Craft: Make snowman with play dough
    Pretend play: Animals on a bus ride

    I am trying to have her eat by herself. So going to cut off TV gradually and have her more involved with food.
     
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    DD started her daycare and finally her ABA therapists are in place. Her IEP and school district therapists are in place as well. Still trying to get private speech, but private OT has started. It's been hectic. I don't think I will have much time with her now.
     
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    More than two years later.. it is a little strange to read my older posts.

    DD is doing well. She is a chatter box now though mostly repeats things and speaks out of context. My focus has mostly been behavior management past couple of years.
    Now I am trying to focus on speech, simple cognitive tasks and social/emotional skills.
    After being disappointed with DD's speech therapists, in late 2019 and early 2020, I completed a preschool-age direct instruction language program with her called Language for Learning. It was a good fit and was extremely beneficial for DD and everyone could notice gains in her speech.
    After being done with that, I started with Language for Thinking (which is the continuation of Language for Learning). But after mid 2020, I lost my mojo and been struggling to do anything with her. Apart from Language for Thinking (I will call it LfT), I have some speech therapy books that I plan to do with her..

    Hoping that posting here will keep me accountable.
     
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    2/12/2021

    Language - LfT, speech books - 40 min
    Play - Games (Sneaky Snacky Squirrel, Guess Who) - 40 min
    Social/Emotional - Everyday Speech, Character tree videos - 40 min
    Online Dance class - 60 min
    Books - 20 min

    Everyday Speech appears to be a great video modelling resource for social skills. I think it is a little above DD's head presently but I just want to introduce some concepts and see where it goes.

    I have the kindergarten subscription for Character Tree. It describes some positive character traits and is also above her head currently... but hoping DD can at least identify some of the traits over time.
     
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    I taught mine too because reading interested him. He started comprehending language much better after that. I’m glad I did that with him. He has a hard time with spoken speech, writing it down helps him a lot.
     
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    Language - LfT, speech books - 40 min
    Play - Games (Eye found it) - 20 min
    Reading - 20 min
    Books - 20 min
     
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    Just watched movies together today :)
     
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    Language - LfT, speech books - 60 min (the duration is not all spent on learning, there are movement breaks in between. Otherwise DD will not even come near the books. May be about 40% of the duration is learning.)
    Books - 20 min
    Cognitive - 40 min (jigsaw puzzle, workbooks)
    Play 120 min- (pop beads, play dough, hide and seek, dice game)
     
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    2/16/2021
    Books - 20 min
    Social/Emotional (Everyday Speech) - 20 min
    Play (circle time, dice game, obstacle course) - 60 min
    Fine motor (writing) - 20 min

    2/17/2021
    Books - 30 min
    IXL - 20 min
    Play - 100 min (pretend play - Kitchen, restaurant, Peppa pig's grandpa's birthday)
     
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