Monday, January 10, 2011

Hey, I think it worked!

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Hmm, have managed to upload my first video.  Tell you what, this blogging is a lot of fun and I am certainly becoming a lot more computer literate.  Really enjoy putting together videos of Nick and then splicing and dicing to get to the finished product (think Thomas is rather impressed with his mother!!)

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5 comments:

  1. He knows how to bribe you with kisses. How sweet!

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  2. A great example of how to adapt a mundane activity for RDI. I really like that you are being very selective about your responses - especially with regard to his kissing and affection ... is this something you were being mindful of during the clip and/or are you are trying to gently wean him off this habit?

    Thanks for sharing

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  3. Thanks for your comment Brendan :) Nick has some seriously hectic patterns, one of them being the need to put his face to mine (looks sweet though!!). I wasn't being mindful of the pattern during the clip but unconsciously trying to ignore him! Wonder if the persistent ignoring will work! ;-)

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  4. I think as long as you are consistently providing him with something else as a point of reference (i.e. your face and eyes) then selectively ignoring this habit is the way to go ... but be prepared for it to take a long time to fade. Even then, when he's uncertain he may want to revert back to this tried and trusted way of influencing interactional patterns.

    When it comes to signing, I have to put my hands up and say I am useless at understanding it! But I do see him on a couple of occasions make a sign before he then moves into your face. I think this is really positive - he's trying to communicate appropriately. In fact he waits patiently and calmly a couple of times. He's starting to 'get it' and his understanding can only grow over time.

    I suppose too he's still learning that people can have fun and experience share together whilst doing a task - this was probably a novel concept pre-RDI !

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