Friday, 30 December 2011
Wow - Is the Only Word to Describe What is Happening to Cameron at the Moment
It's another jaw dropping, gob smacked day in our household today. We are having a lot of them lately which is really exciting.
We just did Cameron's other medicine with him. His other medicine is the activities we do at home twice a day to support the work being done at The Institute of Functional Neuroscience. I'm sitting here stunned at what Cameron did.
Cameron wanted to watch a Wiggles DVD and we needed to do his other medicine so I flippantly said - "If you take you medicine (real tablets), do your cards and ball then you can watch the DVD." Cameron immediately popped his tablets into his mouth - our mouths dropped open. He hates his tablets and we have daily stand offs until he swallows his tablets.
Still stunned from his immediate response to my direction I reminded him that he needed to get 3 cards from his box. He walked around to the box and played a little game of 'I don't know what to pick up'. You can always tell when Cameron is tricking because he gets a cheeky grin on his face. I just kept verbally redirecting him and after a minute he picked up three cards as we counted. He picked up a fourth card and when I reminded him that he only needed three cards he returned the fourth card to the box.
He then walked around to us at the table and laid out the cards. We asked him to pick up the key and as usual he tried to trick us by pointing to the wrong cards but we just kept redirecting and he picked up the key. He then pointed to the card as I moved it around constantly. (Strange I know but that is what we have to do.)
Cameron returned the cards to the box and then had trouble finding the ball in the same box but we persisted with verbal directions only and he eventually found the ball. He then put it in his left hand whilst holding his right hand behind his back and proceeded to throw/bounce the ball to me. When the ball rolled away he retrieved it and when I reminded him to only use his left hand he immediately changed hands.
I know this may not sound very earth shattering stuff but trust me - it is!!!!!!!!
Cameron did everything quickly, following only verbal directions and he understood what was happening. He did everything he was asked to do and is now sitting watching Wiggles. Well, that was after a huge congratulatory hug from Mum. He knew he'd done really well and you can see he is proud of himself.