Friday, November 27, 2009

Poor Cooper, he never seems to get a day off! Even though there was no school today he still had ABA therapy. He has a new therapist who is working out well, but only here until January. After that he better be getting yet another new therapist, I am so glad Cooper doesn't have issues with new people! Anyway, he really likes this therapist and is a lot less whiney with her than he was with his last one. He was saying lots of great things today for her and is breezing through the new folder tasks that he just got. I also showed her his Handwriting Without Tears wood letter set and suggested she do that with him. He has pretty much mastered that so I am going to have to figure out the next step.

Tonight he wanted to do it just for fun so I was working on it with him. I was trying to get him to ask for "more letters" between each letter. So I asked "What do you want Cooper?" and Cooper simply replied "D". I was confused at first but it was obvious, he had just done "C" so he wanted "D"! It was so cute and super smart, but I still made him say "more letters" :) Then to mix it up a little I was asking him to identify what the little picture on each letter card was. "G" had "gumballs" which he has no idea what they are, so he looked at it for a minute and then said "bubbles". Close enough for me. Then we got to "J" and the picture was of "jeans" so I asked him what it was, thinking to myself "what a stupid choice for J", and he said "pants". Well, he was very right, they were pants; and I was really impressed because that just proves that he isn't just regurgitating what he is taught, he really understands this stuff!!

Quinn had nothing to do today so he decided it would be fun to hit the button on our "Lucky Ducks" game over and over. In case you aren't familiar with that game it makes a lovely loud quacking sound when you push the button :) Oh well, I guess it is better than dumping crackers out onto the floor. He is such a good boy though, no matter how devilish he acts :)