DIARY NOTES – play dough….In 1990, this video was taken during our third trip to the Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town. Vanessa was teaching us and this is what she wrote in our hearing impaired son’s diary…
These notes were taken during the video recording.
Activity: play dough
1) incorporate Vil (Jamie)
2) name everything
3) expect language
Lovely eye contact: “pour the flour”.
Vil also gave his language nicely to Hughan. Remember to guide him not to touch Hughan when he wants Hughan’s attention. The most rather bang / clap – make a noise ie. use sound.
Good turn taking: each one had a turn to pour the flour, pour the salt, stir the mixture and roll the dough.
This is super and it’s good for Vil to also wait until it’s his turn (to learn turn taking).
Lovely use of the sentence of touch:
“feel the flour”
“flour is soft” – good labelling Sue.
“Salt – put the spoon in the salt”
“pour the salt” – lovely labelling. You rarely using everything’s name. Keep this up. Also you paused after “salt”, expect language and then put the single word into a full sentence.
Lovely Sue: you’re getting beautiful eye contact before and while you’re giving language input to Hughan.
Nice interaction Sue:
”Mix, Mix – Mix with your hands”.
“Push the dough”.
Hughan imitated you beautifully non-verbally:
pushing the dough with your finger.
Rolling the dough to and fro.
Super: You imitated him banging and took the opportunity to do auditory training. Remember to imitate the sound with your voice after you have made the sound, or else your voice (Bang – bang / Tap – tap) is drowned by the very loud noise your making and don’t forget to point to your ear and say “I can hear”. We are making him aware that we are listening, so in turn heel let us know when he hears something by pointing to his ear.
J Hughan localised my tapping with keys on the dustbin – lovely!
“Give me the star” – nice interpretation of Hughan’s actions and babbling.
Vil said “Look mummy” – give him attention when he wanted to share something with you. It won’t have disrupted the activity or lost Hughan’s attention because Hughan was content playing on his own with the play dough.
Sue thanks round lovely session. Remember the following tips
don’t rush – Sue give attention to both appropriately
do intensive turn taking
model for Vil
encourage Vil to talk to Hughan.
Your rarely labelling beautifully. Note my intonation when I played with Hughan. Tried to shift your emphasis sometimes to the first word especially if it’s the one you’re emphasising (as opposed to the last word).
“Open – open the tin”.
“Roll – roll the ball”.
Keep this lovely work Sue – Hughan is progressing nicely.