Tuesday, November 20, 2007

RDI with Austin

Here is a segment from Austin's last RDI video with me. We are supposed to do non-verbal with him, as well, but sometimes I slip up. Especially because I choose complicated stuff, forget to go slowly, and then worry about the actual product rather than the time together. RDI has definitely been harder on me than on them! :)


poohder said...

I think Austin, is communicating a lot using non verbals and expression. I like your idea of using less complicated things. It is hard to understand that sometimes though, when they are older and can DO more complicated things. But sometimes those THINGS get in the way of emotion sharing. I think you are progressing faster as a guide than I ever did. I could NOT stop talking and focusing on the "activity" instead of the sharing. I think you are doing great.

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

I also think you are doing great at the non verbal. It is difficult to pick just the right activity. Not too hard, not too easy... and now Andrew and I are at the stage that we are skilled at different stuff so if I pick something easy for him it is hard for me etc... but i think this was really good- esp the part of 'well we're just going to do the first 4 steps today.'

The Glasers said...

I am dying to know what you were doing! :-)

I can see how Austin is more adept at non-verbal communication. I cracked up when he tried to get away with whispering. I think you are doing a great job with the non-verbals, too. One thing I try to remind myself that I think it is okay to speak when you are being completely declarative. What is hard for me is when I am tempted to come out and tell her what to do.

Niffercoo said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement!

The project is to build a wooden train. It's a kit I bought from Borders, and it comes with everything you need! :)