A very proud little girl. And she outta be!
In therapy one of Elise's new goals is to replace her throwing food with putting the non-preffered food into the bowl. Throwing food has been a big problem and it is getting worse. If she's eating pancakes and gets to a point that she's either done or doesn't want them anymore, she begins throwing the pancakes, with syrup, all over the kitchen floor. It makes for a big, sticky mess.
The therapist gave Elise a preferred food, (smarties, marshmallows) then a non-preffered food, (rye). I sit behind Elise and redirect her throwing into the bowl while the therapist sits in front of Elise and gives her the food. These are bite sized pieces so it goes pretty quick. When Elise puts the non-preffered food into the bowl, we reward her with a smartie.
Elise put the non-preffered food into the bowl BY HERSELF 17 times today! No prompts with my hand even. I am still blown away at how quickly she caught on to it. The therapist and I were cheering and clapping like crazy and Elise was smiling so proudly for us.
Way to go Elise!
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!