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Own up! Which Widgit/PECS symbols would you REALLY like?

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coppertop Sun 01-May-05 14:24:03

We've just started using visual timetables with ds2 and are making a list of the symbols we need. I was also thinking about the symbols that probably don't exist but that I would really like to use.

- A "Please stop that bl**dy screeching for 5 minutes!" symbol: a picture of ds2 with masking tape over his mouth.

- A "Don't throw that stinky nappy at me" symbol: a picture of a flying poo perhaps?

- A "Please don't stab your father in the leg again" symbol: dh with a bandage?

- A "Leave those batteries in the remote control for once in your life!" symbol - hmmm...probably flying pigs circling a Duracell battery?

Anyone else want to confess?

RnB Sun 01-May-05 14:59:12

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KarenThirl Sun 01-May-05 16:34:10

I could have done with "Please don't smash my favourite antique flower bowl over your father's head - oh, too late" on Tuesday, but I guess I won't be needing that one any more...

How about "Please get off the roof of your garden playhouse", which could be paired with "Please don't squirt your super-strength water pistol at the neighbour's washing".

Happy days, now that summer is here!

pixel Sun 01-May-05 17:55:22

"please leave the cushions on the settee and the videos in the cupboard for more than 5 minutes, just for once I would like to walk across the room without tripping over something"

Or is that a bit long?

coppertop Sun 01-May-05 18:21:10

A picture of an extra-large bottle of wine meaning:

"You've already driven me to drink. Now PLEASE go and annoy your father while I drink the whole bottle while hiding in a cupboard somewhere."

TheRealMrsF Sun 01-May-05 22:17:25

lovely thread!

Agree about batteries...

and ref Alex....whom i've discoverd
LEAVE THINGs ALONE long as i specifically tell him to .... item by item......he seems unable to 'generalise' that every shampoo/scissors/selotape/seeds/printer paper/flower etc should be only used/picked/scribbled on (in any order!!!!)....when he asks first (and is supervised)

*so PECS please for every individual the whole wide world please!!!!*

But seriously...this has been an amazing breakthrough for i really was at the end of my tether...then thinking in the ASD way about 'them' being unable to generalise/transfer from one situation to another...i began tio very specifically tell him what he can and cannot means alao that i have to involve him alot in what i am doing because then he can do the things he wants to do with my supervision.

i realised a few weeks back that diagnosis or no diagnosis..he was going to need to keep trying to 'get on an do things' was not going to work...better that i get less done ... with him thatn achieve a goal...only to discover the chaos he had reaked whilst my backs turned.

TheRealMrsF Sun 01-May-05 22:18:19

Meant to say will!!!!!!!

coppertop Mon 02-May-05 10:57:46

I'll definitely take one of those "LEAVE THINGS ALONE!!!" pictures. After this morning I would also like to add a "Get down off that top shelf before you break your neck!!"

Do all 2yr-olds know how to get up to a shelf 5ft+ off the ground???

Christie Mon 02-May-05 16:35:40

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