Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ABA observation

Andy's ABA observation appointment went well. He was crying at first and a bit cranky, but we got through the hour long observation. I brought a container with small bits of cut up sandwich, so that he could have lunch. The therapist wanted Andy to do something in exchange for his sandwich bites, which I figured would happen.

Andy became in a better mood as he was eating. The therapist wanted Andy to pick up a small block and hand it to me, before he would get a bite. Andy has never handed me anything EVER. So, I was really feeling like this wasn't going to happen. I would give Andy the block, and he would hold it and not want to let go. I cupped my hands under the block, asking for it, and when he let it go, he would get another bite.

I was surprised that Andy was trying to put small blocks into a small square container. I don't see him do this too often, but know he is working on this with the OT at school. He did this several times, as they wanted to see if he would "dump and fill". I was pleasantly surprised that he was doing what they wanted to see.

Now that they have seen where he is at with his skill level, they will come up with a treatment plan. Andy should be starting up his therapy in a few weeks. I am looking forward to see what he will take away from this therapy.

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