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Ashton's Diary - May 2020

3/5/20


7/5/20


07/05/20 Video 1 - Tracing Lines/Token Board (Star Program 1)

Goal - to independently trace lines using the correct pen grip.


Goal (token board) - to place five tokens on the board plus pay me the tokens to earn time playing with the reinforcer (magnet animals).


Outcome - Ashton wasn't keen to do this activity even with the use of the token board. He required hand over hand help throughout the course of this activity. Ashton requested that we trace together for each line.


Ashton was able to place the tokens on the board even though he was getting distracted by them (I think they were creating a reflection on the table). He was also able to pay me the five tokens to earn time with the magnet animals.


7/5/20



07/05/20 Video 2 - Same/different

Goal - to correctly identity if two things are the same or different, for example a green triangle and a green square is different.


Outcome - Ashton is able to identify if things are the same or different when presented with two options. He was a little cheeky during this activity and would put his token on the incorrect option at times, but it was clearly done in fun. Ashton was keen to finish this activity however I persisted for him to do a few more.


8/5/20


08/05/20 Video 1 - Labelling actions

Goal - to label an action card using a noun-verb combination.


Outcome - Ashton didn't want to participate today. At first he was being cheeky but than he became a little upset so I decided to end the activity.

8/5/20


08/05/20 Video 2 - Throwing a ball

Goal - to throw and catch a ball (improve gross motor skills).


Outcome - Ashton enjoyed this activity and was able to throw the ball to me. He was also able to catch the ball when I would throw it to him. The next goal for this activity is to stand further apart.


I asked Ashton if he wanted to throw the ball inside or outside and he selected inside .


9/5/20




09/05/20 Video 1 - Labelling actions

Goal - to label an action card using a noun-verb combination.


Outcome - Ashton didn't want to participate today. He was being very cheeky and laughing. I tried several tactics to get him to participate but noting seemed to work today (I tried saying pick a card, placing the cards faced down on the table and putting on Pokémon voices).

9/5/20


09/05/20 Video 2 - Yellow stepper

Goal - to use the stepper without holding my hand.


Outcome - Ashton is still wanting to hold my hand during this activity. He let go a little bit at the end and was able to balance. He is still reluctant to let go though.


11/5/20


Video one I see .. Safari including waiting for a desired activity.

Goal to repeat a sentence.

Outcome – Ashton doesn’t enjoy this activity he was able to repeat the sentence back to me quite quickly however when I turned the page he didn’t want to do anymore. I used a reinforcer it to encourage Ashton to do two more sentences.[]


11/5/20


Video 2 – making statues.

Goal – gross motor skills. New sentence outcome – we both took one turn of being either a building statue or King Kong Godzilla the game turned into being different see animals Ashton would tell me what he wanted me to be he was a hammer head shark and would eat me.



12/05/20

Video - labelling actions/waiting for a desired activity


Goal - to say what the actions are in the picture


Outcome - Ashton was reluctant to say what each action was on the pictures however after some prompting he was able to say what the actions were.



13/5/20


13/05/20 Video 1 - Where should I put it?

Goal - to correctly select where an item of food should be kept from three choices (fridge, pantry, freezer).


Outcome - Ashton experiences success when he does these types of activities and seems to enjoy them. He was able to correctly select where each item of food should be kept. I will continue this activity a few more times with foods he isn't as familiar with to see how he goes.


13/5/20



13/05/20 Video 2 - Cutting shapes with scissors

Goal - to independently cut out shapes holding scissors correctly.


Outcome - Ashton isn't always keen on cutting out so today I decided to turn it into a Pokémon role play to make it fun. This helped Ashton enjoy the activity. He held his scissors correctly, however at times he needed my help to hold the paper. Ashton didn't really cut along the dotted line instead he cut around it.


15/5/20





15/05/20 Video 1 - Supermarket game

Goal - to push a crate around the room and collect various items as I request them. (Gross motor - to help strength)


Outcome - I set this activity up as a toy shop rather than a supermarket to make it more fun for Ashton. To increase Ashton's participation I decided we would be characters going shopping, Ashton was Godzilla and I was Mothra. Ashton seemed to enjoy this element and he followed my instructions to gather up the various items. Sometimes Ashton would pick up the shipping cart instead of pushing it along as intended for the gross motor aspect of the activity.


15/5/20



15/05/20 Video 2 - Following instructions

Goal - to follow simple instructions for example clap hands, touch nose.


Outcome - Ashton wanted to be Godzilla again for this activity and at first he was participating. Half way through he lost interest. I also tried giving them the instructions using his name "Ashton" and when I did this he wouldn't do the action I requested.

16/5/20




16/05/20 Video 1 - Supermarket game

Goal - to push a crate around the room and collect various items as I request them. (Gross motor - to help strength)


Outcome - Ashton did really well with this today. He followed my instructions and did a great job with pushing around the shopping cart. Next time I'll try using actual grocery items with some weight to them to make it harder.


16/5/20




16/05/20 Video 2 - Following instructions

Goal - to follow simple instructions for example clap hands, touch nose.


Outcome - Ashton wanted to be Godzilla for this activity. He was more interested in leading the activity than following my instructions. Ashton was able to follow a few instructions but overall he wanted to say the instruction and follow it rather than listen to mine.

16/5/20




16/05/20 Video 3 - star program 1 play and social interaction lesson one - readiness for play.

Goal - to relinquish a highly motivating toy when I put my hands out/when I say my turn.


Outcome - Ashton was reading his ocean book so I used this opportunity to do the Star Program lesson. Ashton willing participated each time I requested to have "my turn" with the book. I would like to repeat this one more time with another highly motivating toy to ensure this goal has been achieved.


18/5/20




Video one – spontaneous play – pretend play. New sentence goal – to be social and interact in imaginative play with others. New sentence outcome – Ashton initiated this game today by saying “ let’s play the monster game‘’. Ashton his behind the door, came out and scared me, then proceeded to knock me to the ground. Ashton always enjoys playing this game he’s always very happy and excited when playing.







Video to – fishing.

Goal – turn taking.

Outcome – Ashton wanted to play fishing today we each took turns and talked about what sea creatures as we caught.

19/5/20



Video one – alphabet tabs.

Goal – to recognise and sound out the letters.

Outcome – Ashton was able to recognise the letter R straight away he needed some help with the names of some of the items but knew most of them. We opened the letter O, Ashton named the items that came out of the box. We talked about what sounds each letter made Ashton was able to identify the object and place it on the letter that corresponds with the object.


Acting out the dinosaur song with his sisters





20/5/20




Video one – cutting – pasting.

Goal – using Ashtons fine motor skills to cut out dinosaurs and paste them on the paper.

Outcome – Ashton needed encouragement to do this activity he asked me to help him so I held his hand while he cut the dinosaurs out as Ashton was cutting out his last dinosaur he accidentally cut off a tiny bit of his tail which made him very upset we were able to paste it together and fix the tile which made him happy.




video 2 – SP – RL – lesson two – attending.

Goal – to follow directions – instructions.

Outcome – Ashton was able to follow most of the instructions that I gave to him with some directions he needed some encouragement at the end of the video I asked him to give me a hug as the last direction you gave me a big hug and a big kiss.




Video three pretend play with Anistasia.

Goal – to engage in play with sibling.

Outcome – Ashton, Anistasia and I played the sea animal game it was good to see Ashton so engaged in this activity, we would ask him what animals he wanted us to be and he would answer. I tried to take myself out of the game to see if Ashton would enjoy the game with just his sister.

Video 4 – spontaneous play with Anastasia goal – no goal – just started to play together outcome – Ashton and Anastasia started to play together with the ramp Anastasia directed Ashton to do something and he followed her instructions it was nice to see them playing together even for A short time.[]

Video below.




21/5/20





21/05/20 Video 1 - Bubble play/ Star Program 1 expressive language lesson 2 (initial requesting)

Goal - to imitate single words or phrases and use those imitated words or phrases spontaneously.


Outcome - I decided to do bubble play for this activity as it has an element of requesting (more bubbles please Chantelle). Ashton needed to ask for more bubbles in order for me to blow them. I gave Ashton the appropriate cue and he was able to imitate it each time. Ashton needed prompting most times (when the cue wasn’t given) in order to request that I blow the bubbles.


21/5/20






21/05/20 Video 2 - Star Program 1 preacdemic concepts lesson 4 (scribbling/drawing) (two videos due to a phone call interrupting filming)

Goal - to hold a crayon with the correct grasp and scribble for 10 consecutive seconds.


Outcome - Ashton requested hand over hand help for most of this activity. He also needed his grasp corrected several times. There were a few moments when Ashton held the crayon correctly and he was able to draw for about five consecutive seconds. Next time I will try a colouring sheet instead of the blank paper.


21/5/20






Video 3 - Pasting

Goal - to improve fine motor skills/pasting skills. To make a Pokémon robot using coloured shapes.


Outcome - Ashton was able to successfully paste on the coloured shapes to make a Pokémon robot. He was able to open and twist up the glue when I requested. Ashton was able to use the glue stick correctly. He needed a bit of encouragement throughout this activity but he was able to do most of it independently.


22/5/20



22/05/20 Video 1 - Star Program 1 play and social interaction lesson one (readiness for play)

Goal - to relinquish a highly motivating toy when I put my hands out/when I say my turn.


Outcome - Ashton has achieved this goal. The last few times I have done this Ashton has consistently shared with me. Today he was playing with his walking robot and every time I requested "my turn" he would relinquish the toy. A couple of times he would fix the toy before passing it over to me. He also had a cheeky moment at the end where he was laughing and didn't pass the toy over straight away but I think that was because he was joking around with me.

22/5/20




22/05/20 Video 2 - Finish the Song

Goal - to finish a common song that is started by someone else.


Outcome - Ashton experienced success with this activity today. He doesn't always want to participate when I do this lesson but today I tried to make it fun by adding in a Pokémon role play. We pretended to be singing Pokémon and after each song we would win a Poké ball. I would pretend to throw a ball to Ashton and he would than open it to reveal a Pokémon. This gave him motivation to complete the songs I was singing. Today we sang: Baby Shark, Johnny Johnny and Daddy Finger.







22/05/20 Video 3 - Throwing a ball

Goal - to throw and catch a ball (improve gross motor skills).


Outcome - Ashton needs to continue practising throwing and catching from a distance. He is able to throw and catch when he stands closer to me so I will continue to practice with Ashton. Last time I did this activity inside so this time I had taken Ashton outside( that way we could stand further apart), I feel Ashton was a little distracted outside.

23/5/20







23/05/20 Video 1 - Number Recognition/ Star Program 1 preacdemic concepts lesson 4 (scribbling/drawing)

Goal - to recognise and circle the correct number. (Cupcake worksheet)

Goal - to hold a crayon with the correct grasp and scribble for 10 consecutive seconds.


Outcome - Today I used a cupcake worksheet and the instruction was to circle the cupcake with the number nine. Ashton was able to recognise the number nine and circle the correct cupcake. I also used this worksheet for the star program and Ashton was able to successfully scribble for 10+ consecutive seconds.

23/5/20




23/05/20 Video 2 - Finish the Song

Goal - to finish a common song that is started by someone else.


Outcome - Ashton was a little cheeky today during this activity and didn't have the same level of participation as yesterday even though I did the Pokémon scenario. He was able to complete the songs though. Today we sang: Twinkle Twinkle, Johnny Johnny and Humpty Dumpty.

23/5/20




23/05/20 Video 3 - Throwing a ball

Goal - to throw and catch a ball (improve gross motor skills).


Outcome - Ashton's throwing technique is good, however, he needs to continue working on his catching (from a distance) skills. Ashton was a little cheeky during this activity and at times he would get distracted. I also feel that Ashton gets excited during this activity and that can make it hard for him to stand still and catch the ball.


24/05/20



Video 1 - musical chairs


Goal - to be more social with his sisters


Outcome - today we played musical chairs, to get Ashton more interested in joining this game we put on a song that he likes listening to. Ashton needed some encouragement to stay in the game however happily stayed until there was a winner.


24/5/20




Video 2 - Spontaneous pretend play


Goal - to engage in play with others


Outcome - Ashton and I began playing this game on the swing, I filmed it to see where the play would lead to. Ashton used a lot of language throughout the game and had some great ideas using his imagination during the play experience. We had a lot of fun.


24/5/20 (this was the 17/5/20)




video one – SP one lesson for scribbling – colouring.

Goal – to colour – scribble for two minutes.

Outcome – Ashton wanted to draw a volcano exploding today he said he wanted me to draw it but I tried encouraging Ashton to draw himself Ashton did a great job and drew the magma and the smoke coming out of the volcano. Ashton had also asked to draw Godzilla I drew the body and Ashton added the eyes and the spikes along his back.



Ashton drawing this is a true test of endurance for all of us Ashton would not draw he disliked everything about it. Through persistence and determination on our part he finally now will draw which will give him skills he needs as he develops. These pens are wide but they are actually little animals when the tops are on and I bought them to encourage Ashton to draw. Next step is to get Ashton to engage with us as he draws. Language development is a goal. I think he was so busy his brain was too occupied to talk and engage as well as draw.

He also needed to have time to be able to put his own impressions on the drawing and just enjoy drawing without having to think too much. We need to remember that for next time.


25/05/20








Video 1 - phonics island including a change of routine


Goal - to see how Ashton would cope with completing an activity in the playroom with his sisters playing around him rather than in his therapy room with no distractions.


Outcome - He coped quite well and was able to complete the phonics island level with some encouragement.






Video 2 - dinosaur iPad game


Goal - turn taking


Outcome - Ashton was a bit reluctant to share his iPad game at times during the activity however was very patient and allowed me to take my turn.



26/05/20






Video - I see a dinosaur


Goal - for Ashton to repeat the sentence while pointing to the words that he is saying


Outcome - Ashton was able to to repeat all the sentences as well as point to the words as he was saying them


27/05/20





Video 1 - Windmakers

Goal - to improve fine motor strength, eye-hand co-ordination, visual attention and tracking.


Outcome - Ashton was fairly happy to participate in this activity. He needed hand over hand help to get the windmaker to work but I believe with practise he will work it out. For this first attempt I was mainly aiming for Ashton to be able to operate the windmaker. Once he has that down pat we can create many play scenarios.


27/05/20





Video 2 - Yellow Stepper

Goal - to improve strength and balance.


Outcome - Ashton is still very reluctant to let go of my hand when using the yellow stepper. We will continue to practise until Ashton feels confident in letting go. I also feel this is a good activity for his leg strength and it's beneficial to continue


28/05/20




Video 1 - Windmakers

Goal - to improve fine motor strength, eye-hand co-ordination, visual attention and tracking.


Outcome - Ashton enjoys the Pokémon game that we have been playing with this activity. He has been requesting that I give him hand over hand help to operate the windmaker. I've tried modelling what he needs to do, hopefully if I continue this Ashton will be able to imitate the squeezing motion. Ashton shows that he has an understanding of where he needs to hold the windmaker in relation to the pom poms.


Once Ashton gets the hang of it we can have lots of fun playing many games, for example we could use the windmakers to pretend there is a storm coming and the dinosaurs need to take shelter.


28/05/20







Video 2 - Number Recognition/ Star Program 1 preacdemic concepts lesson 4 (scribbling/drawing)

Goal - to count numbers and trace the path (example, trace the path from the monkey to the three bananas).


Goal - to hold a crayon (texta) with the correct grasp and scribble for 10 consecutive seconds.


Outcome - To complete this activity Ashton needed to count the bananas/flies and than trace a line from the monkey/spider to their food. He was able to count the bananas and the flies as well as place the correct amount of pom poms for each. Ashton used his texta to successfully trace a line and follow the path.


Ashton held his texta correctly and was able to colour in for 10+ seconds.


28/05/20







Video 3 - Bubble play/ Star Program 1 expressive language lesson 2 (initial requesting)

Goal - to imitate single words or phrases and use those imitated words or phrases spontaneously.


Outcome - I used bubbles for this activity and I wanted Ashton to request more by saying the phrase, "more bubbles please Chantelle" (or something similar). Initially I had to keep providing cues for Ashton to imitate the phrase, however, in the end Ashton was able to spontaneously say the appropriate phrase several times.


During this activity we pretended the bubbles were Poké balls. Half way through the play Ashton had an idea to grab the bubble wand and use it as a sword to "defeat" the bubbles. Each time Ashton wanted the bubble wand he was able to request for it. This allowed for a more interactive experience that was initiated by Ashton.


29/05/20








Video 1 - Matching Identical Objects

Goal - to independently match two identical objects from an array of at least three.


Outcome - Ashton was more interested with his own agenda during this activity. I persisted (maybe a little too much) but he was more interested in playing with the sea creatures. Next time I will model the activity a few times and move through it quicker.


29/05/20




Video 2 - Monkey Toes

Goal - to improve balance and motor planning skills (by using feet/toes to pick up pom poms and put them in a basket).


Outcome - This activity required pom poms to be scattered on the floor so Ashton could use his feet/toes to pick them up and place in them basket. I decided to call the pom poms Poké balls to spark Ashton's interest in this activity. Ashton was able to successfully pick up the pom poms with his feet/toes and place them into the basket. He did this activity fairly quickly, next time I will scatter the pom poms further apart to create more of a challenge for Ashton.


29/05/20





Video 3 - Animal Match (Ashton initiated)

Goal - turn taking skills and ability to match animal tokens to the farm house.


Outcome - Ashton selected this game for us to play so I decided to practise some turn taking and matching skills. Ashton was successful in both areas, he allowed me to have turns and was able to successfully place the animals on the corresponding farm house picture.




Ashton singing to Mimi

30/05/20




Video 1 - Monkey Toes

Goal - to improve balance and motor planning skills (by using feet/toes to pick up pom poms and put them in a basket).


Outcome - Ashton wasn't keen to do his therapy today so I decided to does this as a group activity with his siblings. Ashton enjoyed playing alongside his sisters today and showed a high level of skill for this activity.


30/05/20




Video 2 - Anastasia's grab the pom pom game (try to catch the Pokémon game)

Goal - to have fun playing alongside his siblings.


Outcome - Ashton had lots of fun and was able to play alongside his siblings.


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