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Ashton's Diary - Aug 2020 Part 1

August


13/8/20


[13/8/20, 5:10:29 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 13/08/20 Video 1 - Writing his name

Goal - to independently trace the letters of his name.


Outcome - Ashton wasn't very keen to start so I gave him his liquid toy to help him regulate. We went through each letter of his name and chose a word that the letter started with, for example s is for snake. Ashton was able to do stroke like movements when he attempted to trace the letters. We occasionally gave him hand over hand help as well.




[13/8/20, 5:19:53 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 13/08/20 Video 2 - Alphabet playdough mats

Goal - to use playdough (fine motor) to make the letters on the alphabet mat (letter recognition).


Outcome - With assistance Ashton was able to help me make the letter 'a' out of playdough. He was able to manipulate the playdough to make each letter. During this task I spoke about some words that started with the letter 'a'. I also asked Ashton do identify the letter in both its upper and lowercase form which he was able to do.





[13/8/20, 5:30:17 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 13/08/20 Video 3 - Hidden numbers

Goal - to find the hidden numbers to match the corresponding amount of dots.


Outcome - I placed magnetic dots onto a board for Ashton to count and gave him a tub filled with numbers hidden in flour. Ashton was able to count the magnetic dots but needed encouragement when it came to finding the numbers (he was more interested in playing with the flour). In the end I stopped the activity as Ashton was putting the flour onto the floor (he seemed to enjoy getting the flour on his hands and shaking it onto the floor). Next time I'll use a different sensory material such as rice.




[13/8/20, 5:39:57 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 13/08/20 Video 4 - Paint stamps

Goal - to stamp out the requested number using various stamp insects.


Outcome - First I got Ashton to tell me all of the paint colours I had laid out. He was able to tell me each colour. We then began to use the paint stampers. I would give Ashton an amount I wanted him to stamp and he was able to do that each time. At one point Ashton stamped more than the requested amount so I got him to count them (he did this successfully). Overall Ashton enjoyed this activity.







[13/8/20, 5:54:06 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 13/08/20 Video 5 - Peanut ball chops (pink oatmeal)





13/08/20 Video 6 - Star program 1 receptive language lesson 5 (non verbal imitation)

Goal - to imitate gross motor movements when using the verbal cue "do this".


Outcome - Ashton was able to successfully copy all actions when given the verbal cue of "do this" rather than me saying, (for example) "touch your head". He was able to copy most actions quickly but needed a little prompting for clapping as he had lost focus. I believe Ashton can move on from this activity.





[13/8/20, 5:19:08 pm] Viryan:


This week Ashton has been able to blow his nose for the first time.





12/8/20

Morning

I went in to Ashton and he was sitting on his bed and he said “look I am watching angry birds.” As he pointed to his iPad . “It is a game. “ oh wow can you play it . I said.

“ yes you have to break it “ as he pointed to the buildings .


Ashton was amazing this evening. The girls were running in and out of the lounge and Ashton started to hold scarlett and push her lovingly to the lounge and then he grabbed Anastasia and did the same holding her and laughing. The girls ran off and Ashton said “where are the girls ?” As he looked down the hall . He the proceeded to run after them and said I need to tickle them and he hit yo the library nook and grabbed Anastasia laughing.


As they girls wanted to come upstairs Ashton said he wanted to go upstairs . He had a treat and counted the snake gummies with no trouble up to four and then said “ how about another one for five ?” So he can count when he wants to. He didn’t get five he got one.

He then went and lay on our bed very calmly for 30 minutes. I said it’s time to go to your bed and he said “ no I want to stay in daddy and mummy’s bed!” I said ok for a little while longer and then he went down to his bed about fifteen minutes later.


[12/8/20, 7:40:00 pm] Sami Nanny: 12/08/20


Video 1 & 2 - letter recognition


Goal - to identify and make the sounds of letters A,b,c as well as trace the letters.


Outcome - Ashton was able identify and sound out the letter A for Apple he also was able to recognise that his name also started with the letter A. Ashton didn’t show as much interest in the letters b or c however he liked pressing the stamps over the page. Next we moved onto tracing over the letters, I used some hand over hand to encourage Ashton to trace within the lines.






[12/8/20, 7:43:42 pm] Sami Nanny: 12/08/20


Video 3 & 4- miscellaneous math


Goal - to answer the questions by circling the answers or connecting lines


Outcome - Ashton was making stroking motions over the cards so I did some hand over hand to circle the answers together. Ashton gave the octopus and spider the legs that they needed.







[12/8/20, 7:48:27 pm] Sami Nanny: 12/08/20


Video 5 - SP2 PC lesson 4 numbers 1-10


Goal - to name the numbers that are placed in front of Ashton


Outcome - Ashton showed no interest in this activity today, I gave him the slinky to have a break in hopes he would engage in the task however he continued to show disinterest.






11/8/20

[11/8/20, 5:39:28 pm] Sami Nanny: 11/08/20


Video 1 - letter recognition using water paint and a white crayon

Goal - to find the hidden letters and identify them.


Outcome - on a piece of white paper I wrote down the letters Aa Bb and Cc using white crayon so it would be invisible until

Ashton used the water colours over it to reveal the hidden letter. Ashton showed more interest in changing the colour of the water rather than finding the hidden letter. I had three items an Apple, bakugan and a car so Ashton could identify which item corresponded with the letter he revealed. We moved onto the worksheets for letters a,b,c, Ashton needed encouragement to complete each worksheet.










[11/8/20, 5:50:10 pm] Sami Nanny: 11/08/20


Video 2 - yes or no


Goal - to identify yes or no whether the animal in the picture is the same animal that is being said.


Outcome - Ashton is able to identify that all of the animals are the same as the ones that are being said in the sentence.





[11/8/20, 5:51:44 pm] Sami Nanny: Video 6&7- math 2D 2E 2F


Goal - to complete math worksheets using the correct pencil grip


Outcome - Ashton didn’t want to complete the math Worksheets today, he was able to complete 2D with lots of encouragement.

I had to remove the motivator as Ashton would not complete his mThs by talking to me . I don’t like to do this but he will get it back this afternoon. He needs to work for what he wants to play with and then hopefully we will be able to remove the extrinsic motivator and he will be wanting to complete activities through intrinsic motivation. It is important that we follow through especially when we know he knows what we are asking him to do but he just doesn’t want to do it. Ashton has to learn that sometimes we have to do what we don’t want to in order to be social .






11/08/20


Video 4 - SP 1 FR Lesson 4 hand washing


Goal - to wash hands independently without any prompting


Outcome - Ashton is able to do all the steps independently however needs guidance in what step comes next.






11/8/20

Speech therapy

LEGO therapy

Being engineer and builder and then Ashton having a turn at being the engineer- giving Tania directions.







Wonderful story telling



Wonderful re telling a story in sequence once Tania has shared it with him.










10/8/20


[10/8/20, 6:41:57 pm] Sami Nanny: 10/08/20


Video 1 - letter recognition


Goal - to identify the letters of the alphabet


Outcome - As we looked at each letter Ashton was able to tell me the name of them and repeated the sounds that they make.




[10/8/20, 6:44:01 pm] Sami Nanny: 10/08/20


Video 2 - miscellaneous activities


Goal - to sort and match things into correct categories


Outcome - with prompting Ashton was able to identify which animals live in the ocean, he made stroking motions through each of the animals. Ashton was able to make each connection between the paintbrushes and dinosaurs independently.





[10/8/20, 6:49:54 pm] Sami Nanny: 10/08/20


Video 3 - math 2D 2E


Goal - to complete math worksheets using the correct pencil grip


Outcome - Ashton didn’t seem to be interested in this activity today, with lots prompting Ashton was able to count how many items were in each section, he also tried to trace over the correct numbers






[10/8/20, 6:54:05 pm] Sami Nanny: 10/08/20


Video 4&5 - pink oatmeal - jungle yoga


Goal - to follow instructions


Outcome - Ashton enjoyed picking the different jungle animals to imitate, he needed some assistance from Karen on how to manipulate his body into the positions displayed on the screen for each animal








9/8/20


[9/8/20, 5:18:13 pm] Sami Nanny: Video 1 - numicon


Goal - to place the corresponding number of blocks to the numicon block amount


Outcome - Ashton didn’t show as much interest in this activity as I thought he would. I modelled what to do for Ashton to help encourage him to join in with the activity. I gave Ashton his slinky to help him adjust back into the activity, after prompting Ashton was able to complete the last number independently.




[9/8/20, 5:20:46 pm] Sami Nanny: 9/08/20


Video 2 & 3 - sensory play with letters


Goal - to find the shells with the letters of the alphabet and search for the


Outcome - Ashton enjoys sensory activities so today I placed in alphabet shells (with alphabet letters written on it a-g) as well as animals that have the corresponding beginning sound to the letter he finds in the foam/ice container. Ashton washed each letter we found, together we looked for the animal that matched the sound. At times Ashton just wanted to wash the animals in the water, next time I’ll use less letters and animals.








8/8/20


[8/8/20, 5:35:30 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 08/08/20 Video 1 - Math (acc math program) sheet 2c

Goal - to cross out the incorrect number and trace the correct number.


Outcome - I gave Ashton the instructions for this activity but he was a little distracted at first. He behaved in the same manner as yesterday and required prompting and encouragement. Ashton was able to complete each question with guidance.







[8/8/20, 5:37:03 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 08/08/20 Video 2 - Sequencing

Goal - to make up a story with the Godzilla cards that has a sequence.


Outcome - Ashton wasn't very focused on this activity today but I feel I should have structured it a bit more for him and laid the cards out in a clear sequence. He was biting his finger a lot during this task and needed to regulate at times. About halfway through I had lined the cards up and asked Ashton what was happening in each card, he didn't really give me a response as he wasn't properly focused. I than decided to tell my own story with the cards and I held Ashton's hand and got him to point to each card so he would re-focus and follow along. By the end Ashton was repeating what I was saying and it appeared he was following along with my story.







[8/8/20, 5:38:15 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 08/08/20 Video 3 - Where should I put it?

Goal - to select the correct place (fridge, pantry or freezer) each grocery item goes.


Outcome - I think Ashton was being a little cheeky today as he selected freezer for each grocery item. I believe Ashton does know where each item goes. Each time is directed him to the correct option and he would place the peg on (sometimes with assistance) Ashton was able to identify each food item when asked. He was biting his finger a little bit during this task.




[8/8/20, 5:39:01 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 08/08/20 Video 4 - Supermarket game

Goal - to crawl with a basket and collect various items (gross motor).


Outcome - Ashton was able to push the basket around to collect the various toys that were spread out across the carpet. I gave him instructions on which toy to collect each time and he followed those instructions. To extend this activity I will give Ashton a list of two toys that he needs to grab at a time rather than just one.





[8/8/20, 5:40:48 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 08/08/20 Video 5 - ball squeeze (pink oatmeal)







[7/8/20, 6:22:40 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 07/08/20 Video 1 - Math (acc math program) sheet 2b

Goal - to cross out the incorrect number and trace the correct number.


Outcome - Ashton needed encouragement to begin this activity. Viryan had to prompt and encourage Ashton throughout the two pages of maths (sometimes handing blocks to Ashton or placing them onto the math sheet). During each question Viryan provided clear instructions and praise for Ashton. Halfway through Ashton needed to use his keychain to regulate. Ashton was able to answer each question correctly.

We need to probably slow the instructions down and wait ten seconds before telling Ashton again.






[7/8/20, 6:30:02 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 07/08/20 Video 2 - Sequencing

Goal - to sequence an event in the correct order.


Outcome - Ashton was able to sequence each set of events that he was presented with. He needed a little help when it came to sequencing the Apple being eaten. Ashton was able to list out the steps of each event (he sometimes needed prompting but for the most part showed a high level of understanding). Overall Ashton experienced success with this activity.




[7/8/20, 6:32:18 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 07/08/20 Video 3 - Matching

Goal - to match the animals to their homes/habitats.


Outcome - With assistance, prompting and encouragement Ashton was able to complete this matching activity.





[7/8/20, 6:36:02 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 07/08/20 Video 4 - Supermarket game

Goal - to crawl with a basket and collect various items (gross motor).


Outcome - Ashton was able to push the basket around to collect the various toys that were spread out across the carpet. At first Ashton collected a few items and than Viryan gave him instructions on which ones to collect next. Ashton was able to follow these instructions.






7/8/20

Speech therapy



















[6/8/20, 5:25:43 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 06/08/20 Video 1 - Math (acc math program) sheet 2a

Goal - to cross out the incorrect number and trace the correct number.


Outcome - This was the first time Ashton used his pencil grip today and he was rather mesmerised by it. Ashton needed encouragement to begin his maths sheet (and throughout), I assisted Ashton with counting the blocks. I also gave Ashton instructions each time to trace the correct number and cross out the incorrect number. He was able to complete 2a with assistance (but isn't really crossing or tracing the numbers correctly). I also used his new timer and set it for 5 minutes so I stuck to that time.




[6/8/20, 5:31:01 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 06/08/20 Video 2 - Writing his name

Goal - to independently trace the letters of his name.


Outcome - Ashton attempted to trace each letter of his name using a stroking motion.




[6/8/20, 5:31:43 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 06/08/20 Video 3 - Letter recognition and painting

Goal - to recognise the letter s and paint a shark.


Outcome - Ashton enjoyed painting his shark today and used his paint brush correctly. During the painting we talked about the colours. I also wanted to incorporate some letter recognition into the activity. I gave Ashton the letter S stamp and we spoke about how the word shark starts with the letter S. Ashton than used the stamp to decorate the shark's body.







[6/8/20, 5:33:07 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 06/08/20 Video 4 - Cutting with scissors

Goal - to cut play dough with scissors whilst holding them correctly.


Outcome - Ashton was able to hold his scissors to cut the play dough and he held his hand correctly for the most part (with a few reminders). Ashton didn't do too much cutting today however he enjoyed making some of his favourite characters out of the play dough including "Tripod" and "Mothra".







[6/8/20, 5:36:17 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 06/08/20 Video 5 - Seated on a ball trunk rotation (pink oatmeal)





[5/8/20, 6:11:44 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 05/08/20 Video 1 - Math (acc math program) sheet 2a

Goal - to cross out the incorrect number and trace the correct number.


Outcome - I set up Ashton's new sand timer and told him once it was finished we would be done with math. Ashton wasn't keen to participate so I handed him each block to place onto his worksheet. Once he placed on the blocks I helped Ashton to count them. I gave Ashton the next lot of instructions and he became agitated so I reminded him that his sand timer was almost finished. In the end I gave him the answer and directed him to trace/cross out the number. The timer had run out by this point so I ended the activity.




[5/8/20, 6:12:25 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 05/08/20 Video 2 - Yes and no

Goal - to answer a yes or no question presented on a flash card (for example is this duck yellow, yes or no?)


Outcome - I presented Ashton with the yes and no cards and than I showed him the first card which was a watermelon. The card asked if the watermelon was a toy and Ashton needed to be able to point to the yes or no card. Ashton was able to select the correct card and he did this for the following card as well. By the time I got to the third card Ashton began to become agitated, I persisted a little but than I decided to end the activity.




[5/8/20, 6:13:49 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 05/08/20 Video 3 - Cutting with scissors

Goal - to cut play dough with scissors whilst holding them correctly.


Outcome - Ashton enjoyed cutting the play dough with scissors. For the most part Ashton held his scissors correctly however he did need his hand placement adjusted at times.








[4/8/20, 8:51:59 pm] Sami Nanny: 4/08/20

Video 1 - math worksheet


Goal - to circle the corresponding number of sea animals


Outcome - Ashton was able to count each card with minimal assistance, he made stroking motions through the corresponding numbers.




[4/8/20, 8:53:01 pm] Sami Nanny: 4/08/20


Video 2 - which one is different/same?


Goal - to identify which picture is different or the same


Outcome - Ashton is able to identify what images are different or the same, he was able to tell me that two of the butterflies are the same because they are both green.





[4/8/20, 8:54:29 pm] Sami Nanny: 4/08/20


Video 3 - shape sorter


Goal - to sort out everyday items into shape categories


Outcome - With minimal prompting Ashton was able to place all items into their correct shape categories, at times he went to place them in the wrong area however looked again and was able to adjust his placement.




[4/8/20, 8:55:52 pm] Sami Nanny: 4/08/20


Video 4 & 5 - phonics island


Goal - letter recognition


Outcome - Ashton can complete each section of the levels independently however at times I encourage him to wait and listen to the instructions rather than pop all of the balloons or drag the animals into the train that he’s interested in.







4/8/20

Speech therapy using LEGO therapy.. following directions and instructions. Categories (colours)


















Wonderful story with the Dinosaur as Godzilla and then mother’s came along . First time answering a “how?” question with Tania as one of the characters has died and Ashton wants to make it alive again and Tania’s asks him how? And he says “with a magic wand.”





3/8/20, 6:08:37 pm] Sami Nanny: 3/08/20


Video 1 - school - recognising letters


Goal - to recognise the alphabet and sequence them into the correct order


Outcome - Ashton seemed reluctant at first to do this activity, however as we went along with the alphabet Ashton began to place some letters independently.




[3/8/20, 6:15:39 pm] Sami Nanny: 3/08/20


Video 2 - school - writing the alphabet


Goal - to write the alphabet independently in sequence


Outcome - Ashton made stroking motions for every letter of the alphabet, at times I did some hand over hand to try and show Ashton the motion in which we write letters




[3/8/20, 6:17:59 pm] Sami Nanny: 3/08/20


Video 3 - school - phonics/make the sound of the letter


Goal - to sound out the letters of the alphabet


Outcome - Ashton didn’t show much interest in this task at first, I gave him a short break using his liquid timer. We moved onto the better B, Ashton was then able to repeat the sounds of alphabet for 3 letters.





[3/8/20, 6:20:55 pm] Sami Nanny: 3/08/20


Video 4 - math worksheets 2a 2b


Goal - to compete the math worksheets


Outcome - we have moved onto level 2 of our math workbook today, which entails tracing over the correct number and crossing out the incorrect number. Ashton was able to complete 3 worksheets with some encouraging, he made stroking motions for the correct numbers and was able to verbalise the incorrect numbers as well as make stroking motions.






[3/8/20, 6:25:28 pm] Sami Nanny: 3/08/20


Video 5,6,7 - pink oatmeal


Goal - Arctic yoga


Outcome - Ashton enjoyed choosing the different artic animals, he listened to each instruction and was able to apply them to his body with some assistance by Karen.









[2/8/20, 7:48:55 pm] Sami Nanny: 1/08/20


Video 1 - I see a (dinosaur)


Goal - to finish the sentence by placing the matching dinosaur


Outcome - Ashton didn’t show much interest in this activity, I tried modelling what to do by reading the sentence and placing the matching dinosaur at the end of the sentence. One of the dinosaurs looked similar to a velociraptor however when I told Ashton it wasn’t he looked at the photos and was able to identify which dinosaur we we’re looking for.




[2/8/20, 7:49:24 pm] Sami Nanny: 1/08/20


Video 2 - labelling actions


Goal - to be able to identify what actions are on each card


Outcome - Ashton is able to identify each action on the pictures however it takes a lot of prompting for Ashton to give his answer.





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2/8/20, 7:49:49 pm] Sami Nanny: 1/08/20


Video 3 - under the sea counting


Goal - to count how many cubes it takes to measure a sea creature


Outcome - Ashton wasn’t as interested in this activity as I thought he would be. I began to count the different sea creatures using the cubes, Ashton was able to complete the counting sequence on a couple of the sea animals.







[2/8/20, 7:50:42 pm] Sami Nanny: 2/08/20


Video 1 - pattern match/sequencing


Goal - to match the numbers in sequence to create a picture


Outcome - Ashton was able to match and sequence most of the numbers in the correct order. Ashton was able to identify the picture once the picture was complete, we talked about the colours and how many balloons there were.




[2/8/20, 7:52:01 pm] Sami Nanny: Video 2 - which one is different?


Goal - to identify which insect is different in the picture


Outcome - with some encouraging Ashton is able to identify which insects were different. At times he wanted to cover the insects that were the same or one that was the matching insect.




[2/8/20, 7:54:47 pm] Sami Nanny: 2/08/20


Video 3 & 4 - ice and shaving cream sensory play


Goal - imaginative play


Outcome - what a fun activity! Ashton loved watching the colours mix together and make rainbow foam. He loved dipping the sea creatures into the rainbow shaving cream and cleaning them with the water.










Ashton building Mario LEGO





[2/8/20, 9:14:59 am] Viryan: August 2020

Mathematical concepts and am I doing it right .. trying to get a balance .

With Ashtons therapy I sometimes wonder am I doing the right thing . E.g Ashton you can have your LEGO when you have finished this activity!! Am I denying him? Am I forcing him to do something he doesn’t want to do? I know I don’t make him sit too long at any one time . He can always get up and wiggle when he’s done and it’s never very long.

When I question am I putting too much pressure on him to achieve or accomplish something, I think , no, because I am expecting these things of his siblings and I do adjust it to Ashtons sensory needs and cognitive needs.

So if Anastasia wants to play a game in her iPad then we tell her when she has done this, then she can play . So she is my check for myself .

Ashton has lots of time to play naturally and then he has time he needs to do formal or intentional learning . Where we can the intentional learning can be applied to nature .

I just worry sometimes that if I don’t do the intentional learning then he won’t be able to generalize and understand if he has to do something formally. Don’t know what that something is but we are so conditioned that this is the way we learn and so when it is so different for Ashton I try and ensure what he learns can be applied to his life, and what we need to survive in society.