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March 07

Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

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

Scare Me! Say, "Do this" and make a roar sound. When the child does, act terrified and fall off your own chair. Try other silly actions.

Washing Machine Vibrator! When the washing machine is running, go sit on it to feel the vibration. Imitate drone noises to go with it.

Whipped Cream Shower! Have the child decide who gets sprayed with the whipped cream.

Scary Dinosaur Cave! Build a cave with a table and blankets. Sit in the cave while working on therapy goals, while Dad stomps around outside like a dinosaur sumo wrestler. The reinforcer is getting to open the blankets and look out at the scary dinosaur.

Confetti Sneeze! Put confetti in a shallow bowl and "sneeze" into it to blow it everywhere. A bonus reinforcer might be to vacuum up the confetti.

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

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