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DD is starting her ABA programme tomorrow

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Socci Wed 16-Feb-05 22:40:14

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onlyjoking Wed 16-Feb-05 23:14:50

well you are bound to be nervous, my mate did ABA with her son, the difference has been amazing, let us know how it goes

Socci Wed 16-Feb-05 23:33:50

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jenweber630 Thu 17-Feb-05 00:37:45

Hello - I am excited for you! I am a speech therapist in the US (moving to the UK in a few months) and you will see an amazing difference in hopefully a short period of time. Good luck!

Jimjams Thu 17-Feb-05 08:59:00

good luck! we still have someone come in for a few hours on a Saturday to do ABA (very mini programme ) and ds1 enjoys it. I'm amazed at the stuff she's got him doing- it's spilling over into real life now as well- the beginnings of independent play are starting (will play with trains on a track for example- hasn't done that in years).

coppertop Thu 17-Feb-05 09:21:28

Good luck for today, Socci.

Socci Thu 17-Feb-05 17:53:04

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coppertop Thu 17-Feb-05 18:41:43

That's brilliant news. I don't have any experience of ABA but I bet it will take a lot of the pressure off if dh is able to help out.

ImuststopdrinkingBlossomhill Thu 17-Feb-05 18:48:29

Great news Socci. Glad it all went well.

amynnixmum Thu 17-Feb-05 18:54:19

That's great Socci. Good luck to you and dd

heartinthecountry Thu 17-Feb-05 19:49:17

That's great Socci - glad it went well.

Socci Thu 17-Feb-05 20:51:17

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beccaboo Thu 17-Feb-05 21:08:55

That's great Socci, hopefully it's going to be brilliant for your dd and just what she needs. Sounds very good that she paid attention so well.

JakB Fri 18-Feb-05 09:41:26

Socci, I'm so pleased. I remember being amazed that dd would actually attend to something. Just call if you want to talk anything through or just fancy a chat, JakBXXXXXXX

RnB Fri 18-Feb-05 20:27:26

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Socci Fri 18-Feb-05 21:07:43

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Davros Sat 19-Feb-05 10:33:10

You're doing better than I did Socci, took me at least a year before I had a clue! Must say, going to team meetings made so much difference to my own understanding. Now I'm Mrs Cynical as I'm more experienced than most of the ABA tutors I know!

maddiemo Sat 19-Feb-05 11:15:19

Glad it went so well.

JakB Sat 19-Feb-05 19:30:09

Yeah, Socci, you sound like a natural! I keep getting told off for giving dd 'too much reinforcement' too often and not saving them for her best responses (I do a great Dancing Dora Doll impression that she loves). Well, I am her mum

Socci Sun 20-Feb-05 19:47:55

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Davros Sun 20-Feb-05 20:41:15

Well there is plenty of evidence that it works and LEAs DO fund it so that's rubbish! No-one claims it is a cure, it is an effective way of teaching your child and is supposed to deliver "best outcome". The trouble is, choosing ABA is just the start, the constant justifying is soooo wearing.

Socci Sun 20-Feb-05 20:46:51

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Davros Sun 20-Feb-05 20:48:16

Over the years I've perfected my line and how I describe ABA, I've had a lot of practice! I reckon I could sell it to Ruan Kaufman now if I had the chance!

Socci Sun 20-Feb-05 20:48:41

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Socci Sun 20-Feb-05 20:49:07

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