Saturday, July 10, 2010

Updates and such

We are working on eating with utensils now. He's doing pretty good, we just have to keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn't try to use his other hand to grab the food.

He really likes to draw, but he started chomping on crayons again, so we're sticking with a magnadoodle for now.

His ABA team is concerned that he is prompt dependent. He knows the sign for drink. He has used it independently on occasion. He knows when he is expected to use it, but will not sign it unless he is being prompted. We have slowly started to use less hand over hand, but I still need to touch his elbow for him to sign. This isn't good.

We thought that he knew what his signs meant, but now we're not sure. We tried to teach him "please" at his OT session on Friday. As soon as we took his hand, he started to sign drink eventhough there were no cups in sight.