I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before or not but I love the fact that one of my dear friends is a special education teacher. Though she has the summer off from kids she is busy taking a lot of courses for her continuing education credits. One of the courses she is taking is on reading interventions for children with moderate-to-severe disabilities.
One of her assignments was to video herself giving a lesson to a child. She asked me if she could use Brian and then continued to thank me profusely. Hey, don't thank me! We got free intervention out of the deal! I was super excited!
This video is longer than those that I typically post on the blog. Yet, I wanted to share it for many reasons.
One- maybe it will give other parents ideas of how to approach the literacy piece with their children.
Two- I love sharing what Brian can do.
Three- I love to show what autism really is.
If you don't have fifteen minutes to watch, I've listed the highlights under the video.
1:13: Brian is suppose to be saying the sounds each letter makes. Yet, when the "Z" card comes out all he will say is "zebra". I find it cute. Maybe, it's just because I love him so much.
2:55: When the song comes on the computer you see Brian hide under the table and then hide his eyes. He does this a lot with favorite parts in movies too. It's like it's going to excite him too much so he needs to filter it.
5:24: I swear he says "Look at that. Oh geesh."
6:17: Brian accidently uses a "U" instead of a "Y" in "my" and Amy doesn't catch it and says "Good job"- he then exchanges it so it's right and does this laugh like, "Oh you silly adult, you don't even know how to spell 'my'".
7:28-10:49: Just skip right through this part, if you want. It's pretty much dead air as we try to get starfall.com to load!!
12:16: A teeny glimpse of a tantrum- thankfully not a full-blown one.
12:25: After he's done with his tantrum he starts to growl. Yes, growl. That was a new one.
12:33: Finished growling and you can see him look at me (I'm filming) and smile. He thinks he's pretty funny.