Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

February 07

Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

On the Lighter Side...
...5 outrageous reinforcers sure to add fun in therapy

Basket Airlines! Put the child in a laundry basket and pick them up and fly them around the room as if they are the pilot of a jet plane (with sound effects).

Squirt Gun Attack! Let the child squirt you with a squirt gun. Be sure to act up like you don't want them to get you. Let them chase you around the room.

To Infinity and Beyond! The child is Buzz Lightyear. After hesitating to build anticipation, shout, "to infinity and beyond!" and then throw the child over your shoulder onto the bed.

Paper Spool Surprise! Hide your hand in a large round wrapping paper spool and cover it with a towel. With mock suspense tell the child to look inside. When they lift the towel, push your hand out to "scare" them.

I'm Gonna Eat Your Toes! Shout, "I'm gonna eat your toes!" Take the child's foot toward your mouth with pretend chomping sounds. Build anticipation with repetition.

The names of all children in this newsletter have been changed in respect for family confidentiality.



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