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Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

May 07

Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

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

Wake Up! Fall asleep and snore loudly on the child's lap. Then wake up suddenly for the school bell — "ding ding ding!"

Keep My Arms Down! Put one of your arms out and when the child pushes it down, make a cranking sound, and raise the opposite one up. When the child tries to hold both down, raise a foot.

Milk Carton Spray! Punch holes in a milk carton, and pour water into it. Pour water in until the shower starts.

Where'd He Go! Take the child's arms in yours behind your back, then lean over until the child leans on your back. Then pick them up, hanging behind you, and start calling out, "where is (child)?" "(Child's name)—where aaaarrrreeee you?"

Crack an Egg! Crack a pretend egg in their hair. Put the fingertips of your hand together and touch them to the top of the child's head. Then gently bop the top of the hand to simulate "cracking the egg." Then slowly drizzle your fingers down their hair.

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

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