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thanks for the encouragement
Old 03-23-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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I do believe this was big for this child. I am glad to know others do the same thing. I made a big deal of it at school too. I am the para - I called the classroom teacher over to see, and she squealed and gave him a big hug. Then I called the spec ed teacher over and she did the same thing, her style of course. Then we walked to the OT office to share the news with the OT specialist who always makes this kid feel good.

You know this kid isn't used to receiving this kind of praise. He just didn't know how to act. He had a grin from ear to ear. He couldn't speak but his face showed it all.

There was more to the assignment too. He was given five words and asked to make a sentence, which he did correctly right away. He was even willing to read the sentence to me, which is a big deal for this kid. He struggles with handwriting, but the OT specialist showed me to make letter boxes him. After I made a big deal out of the good glue job (before he finished the worksheet - before telling anyone else), he was willing to take his time to make his letters. So our celebration was for the whole worksheet, even though the gluing was the part I was really pleased about.
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