Putting Therapy Into Practice
Have your child predict when it will snow. February is the snowiest month of the year in the D.C. area. Ask your child if they remember the last snowstorm. If they do, ask your child: what did you do during the snowstorm? did you have school? who did you play with in the snow? what did you build? how did the snow feel?
Activity of the Month
You will need:
Draw an outline of a heart on the construction paper. You or your child will need to cut out the heart. Give your child a magazine and model for them how to tear pieces from the pages. The pieces will be different sizes, shapes, and colors. Discuss the similarities and differences between the pieces as you are gluing each one on the heart.
Danielle’s Recommended Game
The Honeycomb game is a fun game to play with children ages 3 and up. Try to remove all of the honeycombs before the bee falls!
Motor-Speech Control: speak with your PROMPT© trained clinician to determine which words in the following lexicon are appropriate for your child at this time: on top, don’t do it, you go now, I go now, I need it, you need it, oh no, he won’t fall down, you push it, don’t make him fall, he didn’t fall.
Turn-taking: the parent/caregiver can ask “who goes now” to which the child responds: “I do”, “you do”, “mommy, you go”. The caregiver can also ask “who’s turn is it?” to which the child responds: “it’s my turn”, “it’s your turn”
Pronoun usage: the caregiver should carefully plan their responses to make sure that their response includes a pronoun such as “me”, “I” instead of “it’s Mommy’s turn”, “it’s Susan’s turn”.
Attention to Task: reinforce your child for waiting their turn and for remaining with you while playing the activity.