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Ashton's Diary - Sep 2020 Part 1

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

September 2020

[14/9/20, 7:31:51 pm] Sammy Nanny: Video 3 - time 4 learning maths

Goal - to sequence numbers

Outcome - Ashton was able to sequence the numbers 1-5 in the correct order. At first it was a little tricky to use the mouse as for each number he had to hold the number and drag it until he reached the correct spot.

[14/9/20, 7:25:33 pm] Sammy Nanny: Video 2 - numicon/SP 2 PC Lesson 6 counting sets 1-10

Goal - to count the corresponding amount of bugs to the numicon tile placed in front of Ashton

Outcome - I modelled the first number to show Ashton what to do (2). Ashton was able to do the number (4) and (5) tiles independently however needed some prompting at times.

[14/9/20, 7:21:09 pm] Sammy Nanny: 14/09/20

Video 1 - I can see

Goal - to look at each image and finish the sentence

Outcome - Ashton didn’t show much interest in this activity today, I modelled what to do for the the first image for Ashton as it was an action he is unfamiliar with. He was able to complete the sentence for two images after some encouragement.

Sammy Nanny: 13/09/20

Video 5,6,7- sensory play - ice world

Goal - pretend play with sea animals

Outcome - I encouraged Ashton to play with me by modeling some play hoping he would join in. Ashton did join in play with me for a short amount of time, he had more interest in the blue water on the animals.

Sammy Nanny: 13/09/20

Video 3,4 - Osmo detective

Goal - to find the images provided to catch the thief

Outcome - Ashton was able to locate all images, he looked all over the board to find the clues that would eventually catch the thief!

Sammy Nanny: 13/09/20

Video 1,2 emotions

Goal - to put the pieces together and see what emotion is showing

Outcome - Ashton didn’t show much interest in this activity today, he was able to put together the faces together and identify the feelings. At the end of the activity Ashton said he wanted do to to sleep, clever boy knows how to finish an activity.

[12/9/20, 5:30:30 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 12/09/20 Video 1 - Star Program 2 (receptive language lesson 1) Expanded Labels/

Star Program 1 (receptive language lesson 2) Attending

Goal - to hand me each card when requested (functional item cards).

Goal - to respond to cues, sit down, stand up, hands down and look at me.

Outcome - At first Ashton was being playful and handing me the incorrect functional items card, he was laughing and thought he was very funny. Even though Ashton would hand me the incorrect card he was able to identify each picture (so I know he knows what each item is) and he would hand me the correct card eventually.

Ashton was able to respond to all the attending cues I presented today. I asked Ashton to do these attending cues throughout the expanded labels lesson and he did really well.

[12/9/20, 5:32:20 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 12/09/20 Video 2 - Emotion cards

Goal - to identify emotions on each card out of two choices. To act out emotions.

Outcome - At first Ashton wasn't really participating in this activity, but about half way through he joined in and ended up having fun. I presented Ashton with each emotion card, for example the 'tired boy' card and he had to tell me if the boy was tired or excited. Ashton was able to answer me correctly for all of the cards (he occasionally joked around and would say the incorrect option first) and he was also able to act out the emotions. Ashton did an excellent job acting out the emotions and showed a great level of understanding for each.

[12/9/20, 5:34:13 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 12/09/20 Video 3 - Time 4 Learning (abc)

Goal - to select the correct letter out of four options. To match the letter to the picture.

Outcome - Today I picked the ABC section on Time 4 Learning. I let Ashton choose what he wanted to do and he selected brainy bots. For this activity Ashton is required to select the correct letter out of the four options presented. Ashton was able to identify the letters sometimes, however he occasionally had to have a few tries before getting the correct letter. Ashton enjoyed getting the trophy at the end. Next up we did a matching activity. Ashton did fairly well with this one and was able to correct any errors he made. At the end I gave him some playtime with the mixing colours activity.

[12/9/20, 5:36:50 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 12/09/20 Video 4 Making statues

Goal - to make statues when the music stops.

Outcome - Ashton wanted to play statues again with his sisters today so he went and asked them to play. They said yes and followed Ashton to the dance floor. Ashton selected two songs and enjoyed dancing around. As per yesterday he made some great statues and he only needed to be reminded to freeze a few times.


Speech therapy session see second half of September after the 14/9/20

(Added it late and it wouldn’t fit into this half)

[11/9/20, 7:28:12 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 11/09/20 Video 1 - Matching magnets

Goal - to match household items/furniture to their correct room.

Outcome - This magnet activity required Ashton to match the household magnets to their corresponding room. Ashton helped me pop out the magnets as it was the first time we had used the set. During this activity Ashton showed his playful side and put the household items into the incorrect room, he even drove the car around the house. I believe that Ashton did know where some of the items go, but he was trying to be funny. I joined in with his fun until Ashton had enough of the activity.

[11/9/20, 7:35:17 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 11/09/20 Video 2 - Number blocks

Goal - number recognition/counting.

Outcome - I had this activity partially set up in front on Ashton and he started to stack the circle blocks onto the sticks. During this activity I got Ashton to count the blocks. Most of the time we ended up counting them together. Ashton was able to place the numbers into the correct holes, but he wouldn't identify them when I asked. Ashton placed the matching picture blocks onto the stand and I asked him to put them in the correct place, however he didn't want to move them. In the end he asked to finish the activity.

[11/9/20, 7:40:42 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 11/09/20 Video 3 - Learn to spell, letter and picture recognition game

Goal - to find letters that match the word on the picture card.

Outcome - Ashton wasn't very interested in doing this activity as it was intended. The activity required Ashton to place the matching letter tiles onto the board where the picture/word card was sitting. Ashton was able to place the tiles onto the board, but he was playing with them (stacking them on top of each other) instead of making the actual word on the card. At the end Ashton wanted to finish up so he could play making statues with his sisters. I let him finish as I could see he was more interested in playing with his sisters.

[11/9/20, 7:44:17 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 11/09/20 Video 4 - Making statues

Goal - to make statues when the music stops.

Outcome - Ashton initiated a game of making statues with his two sisters, he went and asked them if they wanted to join him. They all enjoyed playing making statues and Ashton did some great poses. Occasionally Ashton needed a reminder to make a statue when the music stopped.

[10/9/20, 5:26:21 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : Today Ashton wanted to give Daisy some water.

[10/9/20, 5:34:08 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 10/09/20 Video 1 - Tracing lines

Goal - to hold and use a marker correctly to trace around different items.

Outcome - Ashton needed encouragement and some assistance to trace around the items I had selected. During this activity he held his marker properly (most of the time). At times Ashton had his own agenda (instead of tracing) so I decided to follow along. This gave me a good opportunity to interact with Ashton as he was giving me instructions on what to draw. Ashton had asked me to draw a Pac-Man and some people. The people became the ghosts in the Pac-Man game and I used this drawing experience as an opportunity to ask Ashton questions, for example what colours he wanted. In the end we did a drawing of a transformer together. Ashton did a great job with giving me instructions and working together jointly to create our transformer picture.

[10/9/20, 5:37:01 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : Video 2 - Yes/no match

Goal - to correctly place the picture question card under yes or no.

Outcome - For this activity Ashton needed to place a picture question card under the correct answer, either yes or no. During this activity Ashton was showing his cheeky side and answering the questions with the incorrect answer. I believe Ashton was doing this to be funny and that he in fact knew the correct answer.

[10/9/20, 5:38:37 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 10/09/20 Video 3 - Time 4 Learning (school time)

Goal - to select the correct item when presented with four options.

To select the correct number when presented with four options.

Outcome - Ashton was presented with four school supply items and was asked by the computer to select a particular item. At times Ashton experienced success with this activity, but occasionally he would select the incorrect item before choosing the correct one. Next up we selected brainy bots and this activity required Ashton to select the correct number out of four options. At times Ashton was selecting the incorrect number, but I think he was being playful. Ashton showed great control with the mouse during both activities. At the end I let Ashton do some colour mixing as a reward and he did a great job with mixing the colours when I asked.

[10/9/20, 6:18:37 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 10/09/20 Video 4 - Pink Oatmeal (Circus Week) Circus Yoga - to increase overall flexibility and muscle strength.

[10/9/20, 6:28:59 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 10/09/20 Video 5

Spontaneous circus play with sisters.

Ashton wanted to join in with his sisters when he saw them playing circus. Although Ashton mostly played alongside his sisters he showed his ability to share and join in when they requested he come over. Ashton was able to ask Giselle for her ribbon and was also willing to give it back when Giselle requested it.

[9/9/20, 8:47:03 pm] Sammy Nanny: 9/09/20

Video 6 - pink oatmeal - backwards hoola hoop walk through

Goal - to help with balance

[9/9/20, 8:45:25 pm] Sammy Nanny: 9/09/20

Video 4,5- shadow drawing

Goal - to trace over the outline of the shadows of Godzilla and mothra that the reflection of the sun was making.

Outcome - Ashton showed more interest in the cotton candy clouds than he did in tracing over the shadows of Godzilla and mothra. To encourage Ashton to trace over the lines I started it off by showing him how to do it however he only wanted to do it if we did together

[9/9/20, 8:44:16 pm] Sammy Nanny: 9/09/20

Video 3 - Osmo sea creatures

Goal - to create sea animals using the sticks/shapes provided

Outcome - Ashton was able to create a crab with giant claws and sea urchin to add to our under the sea world! Ashton didn’t want to play this game for long today so we moved on to have morning tea.

Sammy Nanny: 9/09/20

Video 1,2 - sea animal book and drawing

Goal - to use language throughout the book and then draw on the whiteboard

Outcome - Ashton used really good language throughout the book, he tried finding an eel and when he couldn’t find one I suggested maybe it’s hiding within the gummy seaweed, he used his imagination and said that it was a clownfish eel! We had lots of fun getting pricked by the puffer fish and taking all of the spikes out of our limbs. After some prompting Ashton was able to draw his own shark, he had really long fins!

Sammy Nanny: 8/09/20

Video 4,5- time 4 learning ABC

Goal - letter recognition

Outcome - Ashton started off by clicking the letters randomly, I encouraged Ashton to look at the letters and the pictures “mmmm moon”, he was then able to make the correct matches.

Sammy Nanny: 8/09/20

Video 2,3 - activity cards

Goal - to circle the answers to the questions

Outcome - Ashton didn’t show much interest in the activity cards, after lots of prompting he made some stroking marks over the cards as his way of answering.

Sammy Nanny: 8/08/20

Video 1 - SP 2 PC lesson 5 counting sets of objects

Goal - to hand over to me the number of objects I ask for

Outcome - Ashton was able to pass to me the correct amount of objects that I asked for, 1 princess, 2 bugs, 4 bakugan.


Size concepts


How high we can go ?

Story time

Acting out the story

Answering questions

Sammy Nanny: 7/09/20

Video 1,2,3 - readers i and m

Goal - to read the readers with me and then complete 2 worksheets

Outcome - Ashton chose to do the letter i book first, he was able to identify some of the pictures in the book. Ashton didn’t show much interest in the letter m book, I used mothra to talk to Ashton as a way to engage Ashton into the book more. Ashton was able to complete two worksheets with some encouragement.

Sammy Nanny: 7/09/20

Video 4,5,6 - time 4 learning numbers

Goal - to be able to answer math questions independently

Outcome - Ashton was able to match the amount of cars to the corresponding numeral, at first he had clicked them incorrectly however when he noticed that he had made mistakes he was able to fix it. Ashton enjoyed the bubble popping, he was able to identify the number 3 however showed more interest in watching them all float to the top. Ashton is very good at memory games, once he sees a number he its able to recall where the matching one is once he has seen it.

Sammy Nanny: 7/09/20

Video 7 - pink oatmeal “bean bag balance” with sight words

Goal - bean bag balance is to help with balancing skills, I added in sight words at the bottom of the bowls to look at and eventually memorise.

Sammy Nanny: 7/09/20

Video 8,9 - playing hide and seek

Goal - to engage in structured game with sisters

Outcome - Ashton loves playing hide and seek, he enjoys hiding and waiting to be found as well as counting and doing the finding of others.

Sammy Nanny: 6/09/20

Video 1 - letter recognition

Goal - to identify the missing letter

Outcome - Today we did letters a - m of the alphabet. Before we started the activity we watched the alphabet song on YouTube. Ashton was able to identify the letter e however he was being cheeky and placed the letter m instead of e. Ashton needed some assistance with identifying the other letters.

Sammy Nanny: 6/09/20

Video 2 - numicon monsters

Goal - to count how many eyes each of the monsters need

Outcome - Ashton needed lots of encouragement to complete this activity, he didn’t show as much interest in the activity as I thought he would. Once we finished placing the eyes onto the monsters I had planned to add on arms, legs, faces etc as well as talk about the monsters feelings however I decided to leave that for next time.

Sammy Nanny: 6/09/20

Video 3 - Game with siblings

Goal - to participate in a game with siblings

Outcome - with encouragement from skye and I, Ashton participated in some of the game however didn’t show much interest when it was time for his sisters turns.

Sammy Nanny: 6/09/20 - pushing the shopping cart

Goal - spontaneous

Outcome - Ashton enjoyed helping us push the shopping cart full of new toys and his sister Giselle

[5/9/20, 5:23:34 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 05/09/20 Video 3 - Time 4 Learning (5 senses) bubble pop

Goal - mathematics- identification- identify number five - pop five bubbles containing the number five.

Outcome - Today I wanted to explore the five senses section on time 4 learning as we haven't done any tasks within that area yet. Ashton chose the bubble popping activity and he need to pop five bubbles containing the number five. Whilst Ashton enjoyed this activity he needed assistance to complete it (Ashton wanted to pop other bubbles as well). Ashton is able to recognise the number five, but had his own agenda during this task.

5/9/20, 5:18:56 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 05/09/20 Video 1 - Ocean match

Goal - Cognitive- Social - to make matching pairs and take turns in the game.

Outcome - Ashton enjoyed playing ocean memory match and he was able to take turns with me. During this game Ashton would identify the sea

creatures and he had a good memory as to where the pairs were hiding. At the end we counted up how many pairs we each had and I explained to Ashton that I had the most pairs. Overall we had a fun game with some laughing and silliness thrown in.

[5/9/20, 5:21:55 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 05/09/20 Video 2 - Number blocks

Goal - Cognitive - Maths concepts - to add the correct amount of balls to the corresponding number block.

Outcome - For this activity I got Ashton to choose a number block. Each number block has a number at the top and underneath it has little circles to hold coloured balls. Once Ashton chose the number he wanted I would give him a certain amount of balls to place into the holes (I wouldn't give him the correct amount). After Ashton had filled the holes with the balls I had given him I would ask how many balls he still required. Ashton would reply with the correct number and I would give him the balls (he would also tell me what colours he wanted when I asked). We repeated this a few times and Ashton was able to identify each number, place in the correct amount of balls as well as tell me how many more he needed to fill all the holes.

[4/9/20, 7:00:18 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 04/09/20 Video 1 - Obstacle course

Goal - Gross motor - Cognitive Ashton is to complete the obstacle course and follow instructions.

Outcome - Ashton enjoyed the obstacle course today and repeated it several times. He was able to follow my instructions throughout the course. At the end of the course I would ask Ashton if he wanted to do it again and he would reply, "yes". During this activity we gave each section a name to make it fun, for example the hoops were called the hoops of lava. Ashton would pretend they were on fire and had to step through carefully so he wouldn't get burnt. Overall Ashton enjoyed this experience.

[4/9/20, 7:04:37 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 04/09/20 Video 2 - Stickers

Goal - Cognitive- Maths concepts - to place the matching stickers around the shapes.

Outcome - Ashton needed encouragement to complete this task today. Ashton wasn't very focused so I decided to name the coloured squares after characters that he likes. I had wanted Ashton to peel off each sticker (for his fine motor skills) but in the end I did it for him as he asked me to. Ashton did a fairly good job of sticking the square stickers around the dotted lines of the squares.

[4/9/20, 7:13:49 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 04/09/20 Video 3 - Time 4 Learning (ABC)

Goal - Cognitive - Language and literature - to choose the correct letter out of four choices.

To sort lowercase and capital letters.

Outcome - The first activity that Ashton chose to do was called brainy bots. A robot would tell Ashton a particular letter that he needed to select out of a choice of four. Ashton was able to complete this activity, however he wasn't always able to identify the letter straight away. Next we did a sorting activity, Ashton needed to sort the lowercase letters and the capital letters into groups. Again Ashton was able to complete this task, however he didn't always put the letter into the correct group of lowercase and capital letters.

[3/9/20, 7:51:54 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 03/09/20 Video 1 - Ice cream name

Goal - Cognitive- language and literature- to match the lowercase letters to the uppercase letters on the ice cream cones (to spell Ashton).

Outcome - Today Ashton made ice cream cones with matching upper and lowercase letters. During this task I spoke about the letters of Ashton's name and some words that start with each letter. Ashton was able to glue each letter down (I needed to remind him to use enough glue to make each letter stick), but he needed assistance to pick the correct matching letter.

[3/9/20, 8:02:24 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 03/09/20 Video 2 - Cutting with scissors

Goal - Fine motor skills - to cut along a dotted line with scissors whilst holding them correctly.

Outcome - Ashton wasn't overly keen to do cutting with paper today. I had set a timer for three minutes so Ashton would know when we could stop. In the end I had to stop the activity before time was up as Ashton had become upset and went to leave the table. I got Ashton to tell me that he was all done.

[3/9/20, 8:03:57 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 03/09/20 Video 3 - Time 4 Learning (shapes)

Goal - Maths concepts - Cognitive- to select the missing shape within each pattern.

Outcome - Ashton was able to select the missing shape (most of the time) in each pattern from a selection of two. Halfway through the task Ashton asked to do playtime (mixing colours), I told him we had to finish the patterns activity first. Ashton became a little frustrated, but managed to finish the task and I gave him some playtime (mixing colours).

[2/9/20, 6:02:34 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 02/09/20 Video 1 - Osmo (Tangrams)

Goal - Following a pattern. Visual perception- to make pictures using various shapes.

Outcome - Ashton experienced success when doing the tangrams Osmo app activity. For this task Ashton had to use the various shapes provided in the kit to make a picture and he had lots of fun doing this. Ashton was able to use the shapes to make various animal pictures (we gave them names such as Mothra and Godzilla). Occasionally Ashton would place the shapes down on the wrong angle and we would fix them together if he wasn't able to see the error. Overall Ashton enjoyed this activity.

[2/9/20, 6:06:11 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 02/09/20 Video 2 - Time 4 learning (number memory match)

Goal - to play number memory match and make pairs.

Outcome - Ashton was able to play the number memory match game successfully. For this task Ashton had to turn over cards to make a pair and he was able to do this. Ashton showed that he had a good memory when it came to remembering where each number was hidden. Ashton did this activity twice and than wanted some playtime on time 4 learning, so I let him doing the mixing colour game as a reward.

[2/9/20, 6:07:53 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 02/09/20 Video 3 - Cutting with scissors

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

Outcome - Ashton was able to cut the play dough with the scissors. Occasionally Ashton needed his hand readjusted into a straight position. Overall Ashton is showing great improvement when it comes to his scissor control and I would like to try cutting paper next time.

[2/9/20, 6:09:47 pm] Chantelle Burns Nanny : 02/09/20 Video 4 - Pink Oatmeal (backward hoop step through)

Target area - lower extremity


[1/9/20, 5:43:51 pm] Sammy Nanny: 1/09/20

Video 1,2- Osmo tangram

Goal - to copy and make the animals using the shape tiles provided

Cognitive development- fine motor skills - ability to follow directions

Outcome - Ashton did really well at making the swan, he manipulated the pieces to match what he was seeing on his iPad screen. He also was able to make mothra using his own imagination as well as another creation. I tried to encourage Ashton to engage back into the Osmo game by starting off the horse, when he finished the horse it wasn’t accepting the horse for some reason so I ended up fiddling around with it until it did.

[1/9/20, 6:00:20 pm] Sammy Nanny: 1/09/20

Video 3,4 - time 4 learning

Goal - mixing colours & completing patterns

Fine motor skills

Outcome - Ashton enjoyed watching the colours mix together to create more colours, Ashton is able to control the mouse really well.

[1/9/20, 6:29:58 pm] Sammy Nanny: 1/09/20

Video 5 - badanamu abc’s

Goal - to repeat the sounds of the letters

Outcome - I’ve noticed that Ashton has enjoyed watching badanamu so I put on a couple of videos for Ashton to watch that show the sounds of the alphabet, together we repeated the sounds of the alphabet.

[1/9/20, 6:31:19 pm] Sammy Nanny: 1/09/20

Video 6,7,8- making slime

Goal - sensory play

For Ashton Follow instructions

Colour identification


Outcome - even though our slime doesn’t turn out to be exactly like the video shows we have fun making it. Ashton did a great job at adding the colours and mixing them together. When we added the laundry detergent Ashton discovered that it makes a big hole which eventually disappears, Ashton asked to make more holes so that we could watch them disappear.


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