Tap ..Tap .. Tap .. Hey out there is anyone here… this is kind of hard to get used to …typing not knowing if anyone is seeing or caring what I type.. Would love to hear from you.
Although Aiden had a rough nights sleep , just like any night. He has night terriers and the weighted blanket helps but does not take it away completely. He started the day in a good mood. Like most days he needed a lot of sensory input. Instead of letting him push into us to get the pressure, he pushed into his peanut ball. He rolled back and forth on the ball letting the pressure of the ball and his body do it’s job. We even made up a space rocket game which worked with his balance. Aiden has poor core strength, this helps with that. It also promoted imaginative play. We added counting and letters all in one. He had so much fun. The problem with Aiden is he does not like change . Trying to get him to transition from one thing to the next is very difficult, even is he likes the next thing planned. What helps with this is providing a visual schedule ..one that he can see and know when he is going to his next task. We are going to make him a set of cards that you place on a poster board and get a laminator and timer to set up a pecs system for him. If we get donations to Aiden’s cause that is first on the list of things to do for him.
We worked with his I pad today as we do every day. We have an app that has flash cards of the alphabet, which he worked with for a little bit and when he did good , I let him use his favorite app. My Underwear by Thumb Arcade http://www.facebook.com/thumbarcade he loves the app and making the underwear has improved his fine motor skills. You design a pair of underwear by coloring it. You can even save the underwear that you design. I love seeing how intense he gets designing his underwear. The I pad works for so many skills and if you want more info on apps to buy visit A4cwsn @ http://www.facebook.com/a4cwsn…. My mom is obsessed with that site.. She has gotten so many free apps and information on apps to buy for special needs children.
I am now taking a break ..shhh Aiden is taking a nap.. My mom has a routine for him in the evening to get him ready for sleep time . I will let you know how it goes.