Successful teaching involves learning about your student through observation. That is what I am telling myself these days as due date gets uncomfortably close and I find it hard to squeeze everything in to a day against the tide of viruses, my son's crazy mood swings and this awful weather.
We still have not begun any formal Math instruction. It is part of one of the ABA programs (correspondence counting) but the futility of the exercise does not escape even my therapists, thank God.
K does enjoy dot to dot pictures and mazes, but he likes to practice so I had to laminate the pages. This way he can erase an error and do them over and over.
It is an activity he sort of chooses to do on his own. There isn't much to do for a teacher or in RDI terms in this, it is just his break time or free time activity.
He does ask for help if he can't figure things out.
Here is a video of him at it.
I like how he added his own imaginary "rain" and "funder" (thunder) to the picture. Very cool. I don't get any looks from him despite my commentary. He still has very limited emotion sharing referencing and rarely feels the need to engage another just for the sake of their attention by looking at them.
That baby really is a distraction when we are trying to do stuff together, which is why she often gets shipped off to the baby sitters when we are working together on reading and other objectives a couple of times a week. She wants to do everything we are doing and is quite the attention sponge.