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what symbols do we need ??? teacher wants me to compile a list

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lynny70 Thu 14-Jul-05 13:01:06

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lynny70 Thu 14-Jul-05 13:07:33

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Dingle Thu 14-Jul-05 13:40:35

What does your dd like doing as a treat? Is there anything she likes to do,can manage independently that you could include?

Sorry, I don't really know your circumstances.

The only ideas I have are basic like listening to music, watching TV/video/DVD, perhaps using the computer. Does she have a hobby that she could do? If not could you find something that you could do alongside her in your time together, but she could do alone while you tended to the baby?

Good luck!!

Loobie Thu 14-Jul-05 16:25:11

Could she tell baby a story while she gets fed,changed etc then she will feel part of you both and will be close to you while you deal with the baby,it doesnt have to be a tory from a book if she couldnt manage that even just one about her day or anything really.

mizmiz Thu 14-Jul-05 16:49:39

Lynny,sounds like the teacher is doing a great job! (Most expect the salts like me to do it all!)

JUst sit down for 10 minutes and write a list of all the things you do in your home-the chores as well as the treats that your dd has.

Teacher will then take it from there. (I'm intrigued to know how as timetables and charts can be over complicated sometimes.)

Have you tried a visual prompt? (Eg Have something she likes like a dvd or cd in sight but out of reach and keep referring to it and saying'We'll do this when I've finished.)

How about a box of special things for her alone that only come out when you are dealing with the baby? Perhaps nice creams,perfumes,hair stuff? Just whatever she is into.

So lovely that she is happy with her new sister!
I knew one family that had to build a special door with slats in it so that it could be closed and the baby still seen in order to keep her safe from her ragingly jealous older brother with sn.

Hope you cheer up soon. Once again,what a great teacher!

lynny70 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:49:35

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bambi06 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:56:34

will she understand the concept of timer , especially the ones that have the visible red mark that slowly receds as time passes and then she knows you will give her attention, put up visual cards on the wall showing mommy feeding baby then another one underneath showing mommy playing with your dd but keep to it, it does work, what is her mental age ? it could be that she `s acting like a `normal` two year old showing jealousy!!

Davros Thu 14-Jul-05 21:29:53

Wow Lynny, I thought I was a one-off having a 7.5 year gap between my son with ASD and DD. I know exactly what you mean, DS is quite OK about it all but he goes off and gets into mischief and I can't follow him all the time. Have you got a mini trampoline? I know she's big but I had to get one of those adult, rebouner ones that is OK for a hefty adolescent, I got mine on Amazon and its only 4ft across. Or an exercise bike? My DS also eliminated most things he was "interested" in, not that he was ever very interested in anything that isn't physical or involves other people giving him full attention. Agree with Mizmiz, keep the timetable simple! Let us know how you get on.

Christie Thu 14-Jul-05 22:07:22

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mizmiz Thu 14-Jul-05 22:20:43

Christie,sorry,didn't mean to sound snotty about all teachers. There just happen to be some around who seem to think that communication is the sole preserve of the salt (Hello????)

When you have spent years running around like I have,attending to all the details because noone else will take responsibility,and you're caught over a barrel because if it all goes pear shaped then naturally it's all my fault you get a little jaded.
Particularly recall countless lunch hours spent in classrooms,ramming in sandwiches with one hand,and cutting and applying Velcro with another to literally thousands of symbols while all around me assistants and teachers loll,flicking through magazines,texting,applying make up and so on. Grrrr!

Anyway,I do work with some cracking teachers and judging from your post you are one of that gang. Can I come and work with you?

Bambi,intrigued by mention of this timer that changes colour. Where can I get one?

Lynny,the doll for her might work. I've seen it used succesfully with some adults with sld. Really seems to strike a chord with some females.
Could be fun for you all!

Davros Fri 15-Jul-05 08:52:14

Mizmiz, its called the Time Timer, I think avaialble from in the UK or in the USA The only problem with it is it doesn't make a noise when it gets to the target time, it is purely visual. I think an optional noise would be a great improvement.
The other timer that looks good is the Time Tracker from
Sorry, can't get ANY links to work this morning!

lynny70 Fri 15-Jul-05 09:21:21

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Christie Fri 15-Jul-05 12:26:09

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mizmiz Fri 15-Jul-05 21:36:19

That's appalling christie! Do you tackle her and ask her (with asweet and innocent face of course!) why she says the things she does?

Thanks davros,you're a star-so on the ball.

Lynny,with regards to your 'only playmate' commenty...Do you ever try to get together with other children/parents from your dd's school? Could you pool duties/resources? I'm amazed at how infrequently 'my' parents do this (poss. because catchment area is larger and people don't know each other so well?)

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