Our behavioral therapists has begun to make home visits.
E. had turned into
an absolute angel at our clinic appointments and we were not getting any of
the behaviors that needed to be worked on (isn't that just like a kid?)
Last week she came and observed and we talked about some things we wanted
to work on. Yesterday we started on some things that I have an extreme amount
of difficulty with toothbrushing and haircuts. I tell you this therapist is great!
In no time E. was tolerating the toothbrush better for her than he ever has for
me. Now if I can just duplicate this when I am by myself...!
The haircutting was a little harder.
We started with just having him sit in the
chair with the clippers on the table. Then he'd get a break and then back to the
chair. Each time we moved the clippers a little closer. He went from screaming
like a maniac from the first attempt to actually walking to the chair and allowing
me to clip some hair by the end. We used a timer so he would know when the
time was up.
My homework now is to leave the clippers out so he can see them, sit him in
the chair and let him hear the noise and try to get him used to doing this on a
regular basis. We both have had such an aversion to the whole thing, that I
haven't cut his hair nearly as often as it should have been. She said a little bit
cut more often is better. So we are off to the races...
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