Thursday, June 28, 2012

RDI ~ Journal post and playdough

As part of the RDI process I regularly journal about my interactions with Nick. Writing down my thoughts and observations keeps me focused and motivated. My journal entries are also accessible to our RDI consultant. She reads each post and then gives me feedback. 


The following is my journal entry for yesterday!!

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Me:  I planned to make some playdough this afternoon and decided to include Nick in the process. I am not going to write about our experience as the video tells its own story.  I also didn't write up a plan.... we just went with the flow! We have NEVER made playdough together, so this is a brand new experience for us both!! What a long way we have come..... I recall the early days when Nick wouldn't get off the couch and he disliked any form of interaction.  We spent a good 10 minutes (without stress from Nick) making playdough, however, I have managed to shorten the video clip to around 3 minutes!! 


Consultant: That was incredible!  The attention and interest was amazing...Nick was loving being a part of the interaction and he was your APPRENTICE!!  Loving it!!  Oh and you may not know it but the fact that when something dropped and he picked it up,  that is also an objective as he did not show stress and he was part of the solution!  Definitely want to work on his motor planning through some RDI activities..I think his stirring just needs a bit of extra support and it will be sure to improve!  SO many more doors are opening up for us to work on obstacles now that his resilience is improving every week!!!!!!!!!!   Kathy

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It is not often that I add video footage to my journal, however, I thought this clip was exceptional and well worth sharing with Kathy. As for me.... I am *thrilled* with our progress!



11 comments:

  1. Great Di. I love it.

    p.s. Will you give me the recipe for the playdough? .:o)

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  2. Thank you, Petra! Will send you the recipe!! :)

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  3. Fantastic Di! How fantastic to get him to just engage in an out-of-routine-activity! Well done :-)

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Thanks, Jazzy. I am thrilled with his progress to date! I hope all is going well with you. xx

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  4. I can't watch the video right now---the baby is napping and I can't wake her for fear of a cranky two year old.....I love the progress. Sometimes progress comes so slowly it's hard to see. I'm glad you're able to see it.

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  5. Oh you are a great Mother Di. Nick is amazing isn't he! I loved how he got your glasses for you :)
    So sweet :)

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  6. A wonderful memory of great engaging play. Awesome, K.

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  7. that was PHENOMENAL
    I love your chemistry and I love his presence -he has such a calm beautiful presence
    RDI is fantastic

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  8. @Lizbeth ~ Thank you for your comment, you sound like you have your hands full! :)

    @WonderfullyFi ~ Thanks, Fi. I must admit I do think he is an amazing kid and I also loved how he found the glasses for me! x

    @A Daft Scots Lass ~ Thank you, K.

    @Floortime Lite Mama ~ Your son reminds me of Nick, they both have that calm beautiful presence... although there is a streak of stubbornness as well!!! x

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  9. Absolutely fabulous! Yay!! We use the concepts of RDI so much when my son was younger. Such wonderful wait time and use of declaratives! Lovely!

    I have some parents with whom I work and I would love to show this video to them.

    Yay!!

    Leah

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    1. Thank you, Leah. I am happy for you to share the video with the parents you work with. :)

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