Friday, March 14, 2008

RDI Update

We've moved into the new Stage 2. yeah!!!

This is per my consultant. If it was left up to me, I'd probably still be trying to figure out the objectives from Stage 1. I'm just not good at translating them into language I understand. I try to figure it out, but still feel a little lost when reading them. I apologized to my consultant for being a bit of a dunce with it, but I think she forgives me. ;D

Anyway, our new goal has to do with presenting new things to Pooh and seeing if he will reference for help. Does he just plod on through thinking he can figure it out himself? Or does he look to his guide (me) for help? Some things suggested due to his age were: using a cheese slicer or bottle opener, sewing, finger crocheting, origami, removing lint from dryer, checking oil and air pressure, putting on a doorknob, a new craft or recipe. Sounds daunting doesn't it? And I've got to get it on video. I think I'll be scaling back the school work while we do this because it means looking and doing new things which will required prep time and clean up time. That's what gets me in the end, the prep and cleaning. My plan is to come up with some good stuff to start working in on Monday and throughout the week to video. So I better hop to it.

Also, if there's anyone out there reading this who'd like to offer some suggestions for activities, feel free.

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is a big step!

I have done a lot of presenting new things with Pamela. I blogged some of them:

Making toys (if you need to cut them out, that is okay) from cardstock. http://www.thetoymaker.com

Cooking completely new foods with unpredictable steps like Hungarian noodles.

Making and using a T-shirt folding machine.

Various activities at Hearing Journey http://www.hearingjourney.com

Self-checkout at Wal-Mart. The only thing she cannot do now is sign the credit card (it's mine). She knows every step along the way, even to demagnetize certain electronic items.