Sunday, September 21, 2008

Little Helpers


You know I rave about what a big help siblings can be in the whole AVT process. Gage can be seen here in the past helping Brook w/her sounds of letters. Now I just have to say, you should always include all children in this whole process, not only so they won't feel left out, but it gives them opportunities to feel appreciated, important, and just as special. If you always make a big deal about how helpful they are, and let them hear you brag to family members and friends about how much they like to help out, they'll be encouraged to keep up the good work. Here you can see Gage working on increasing Brook's listening abilities in background noise and increased distance by shouting things like "stop following me" and "get away from me!!" I'm so proud and he's such a big help.

and here you can see them working together, cooperating. Gage again uses the auditory approach and also works on her abilitiy to determine different tones in voices as he growls "put the tire back on!!!"


Here he's working on vocabulary, opposites if you will. He tells her that he is in fact the strongest and assures her she's weak since she can't push him fast enough (go figure!)
And although I do not have a photo of this one, I'll tell you he also could be found not only helping her with her listening/following directions and her letter recognition, but he was working on her typing skills as well. He could be heard whispering to her in Nanny's computer room yesterday things like "type A....S....and another S". Gosh, I'm so lucky that my seven year old graduated AVT early. He's proven to be an immense help to not only me as a parent but he gives Brook that great foundation and support she needs to follow in his footsteps.

4 comments:

leahlefler said...

You made me spit my coffee out on the keyboard! Too funny!

With my (hearing) two year old helping out in the auditory arena, I'm sure Nolan's first words will include "NOOooooo!" "MINE!" and "Get outta here!" Sigh...

Nicole said...

Too funny!!! Isn't it great how siblings "help" each other?! Yeah...."help" them get into trouble!

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

Boooooooowaaaahahahahahaha! Gage...kills me.

Kimberly said...

That was hilarious!!!!!!!! Almost as good as your "birds" post.