Owen and Ben's Journey Through Autism

Owen and Ben's Journey Through Autism

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Share"


I went on the District School Board of Niagara website, because I was super curious as to what Owen was required to learn for JK. This is what I found -

What should my child know?

Children do not need to have specific knowledge or skills to begin school. However, it is helpful if they are able to:

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Share and know how to take their turn
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Cooperate and play well with others
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Listen and pay attention for short periods of time
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Speak and ask for what they need
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Recognize their own name and answer to it
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Help out and pick up and put away classroom materials and toys after activity time
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Dress and undress themselves
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Use the toilet independently and clean themselves
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Play by themselves with toys for a period of time without needing adult attention
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Be away from their parent for brief periods and understand that parents will come back


Alright, so the first point is to share. haha. hmmmm ... so Owen has some issues with that, he does not grasp the concept of not ALL toys are his, and he is required to share everything he is playing with. We thought we would really tackle this one, but in my opinion I am pretty sure Maddie is grasping the concept more than Owen at this point in time.

Owen LOVES his iPad, like I am saying, desperate teenager over the moon love with it. Even if he is not playing with it, and hears it on, he BOLTS for it. This has become an issue, as Maddie loves to play with it as well. Since it IS Owens, we have successfully taught Maddie she can play with it, but if Owen wants it, she gives it up to him and we PRAISE her like she just found the cure for Cancer.. no joke. For them, this is working. In return, Owen knows if he goes up to her and says in a nice boy voice, "Share please", it will be handed over to him. We have come a long way, from hitting Maddie for the iPad. We still have a ways to go on the sharing part, but we have come further then I thought in a shirt amount of time :)

Next, we are teaching Owen that HIS name is Owen and when it is called, he should respond to it. Brick By Brick has been doing a great job with this as well, he now knows how to spell his name verbally and written (tracing for now)!!! So, we thought at home we would start saying, "wheres Owen?"..get him to raise his hand and say, "here he is!" He is doing wonderful with it, but we are doing it everyday for him to grasp the concept of answering to his name when it is called. Repition...repition...repition.

Whats next on our list? - wiping his own butt :)

2 comments:

  1. Sharing is difficult for a lot of children.
    Sometimes they share better outside of the home.
    Glad he has learned to spell his name..that's wonderful.
    the other things will come.

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