Diary entry: Moving Mountains

A reminder to myself that even on days where there was alot of exclusivity and isming, there are still alot of opportunities for appreciating red lights, and green light moments. Yesterday she was about 50% on everything I would say. But am learning, learning slowly to appreciate her red lights. When I appreciate her isms…

Encouraging language without expectations #autism #play

Wanting Little Star to say a certain word, but not expecting her to say it, has opened up so many ways to encourage language. Cutting out the expectations equals cutting out fear, frustration, disappointment or feelings of failure, which in turn enables me to put so much more in the effort.

Game: Hide and Tweeze

Gameifying a typical tweezing activity into a rip roaring find the hidden objects game! Great way to expand interactive attention span

Making Flags interactive

Little Star found these old birthday string flags on top of the cupboard. First she gestured she wanted me to get them for her. I prompted for words but I know she can’t say “Flag” yet, so after giving two wrong objects I got the flags for her. Then Little Star dragged it into her…