“Don” was seen for 30 minutes at Lil’ Bloomers Child Care for work with the Soundbeam. Don is ambulatory, yet displays some motoric imbalance. He is non verbal, but demonstrates some use of sign language and picture sheets for communication. Don responded well to verbal directions. Also, he needed no extra prompts when such directions were within the context of a song. He exhibits tactile defensiveness unless he initiates a touch, as in for actions to a familiar song.
Motor Goal: No immediate needs are present at this time
Social Goal 1: Decrease the number of time Don deviates from active participation in musical activities. A narrative and tally mark system will be used to measure the number of times Don deviates from activity and what he does instead. These tally marks will be compared over time.
Social Goal 2: Increase Don’s cause effect understanding of his creation of music in this social situation. A short narrative will be used to measure this area.
Don initiated a lot of touching interaction. He puts the therapists’ hands together to form circles or to help him play particular instruments. It is notable that during a game of “London Bridge” when we moved out of the range of the Soundbeam, Don pulled us back into it in order hear the music again. He deviated from activity 3 times: twice to get a lighted disco ball and once to point to a pencils pictures sign. Don was cooperative and followed directions well.
Social Goal: to decrease the number of ti adidas superstar mes that Don deviates from active participation in musical activitiesNumber of deviationswalked to get disco ballpointed to pencils (“flippies”) on his communication sheet
Don seemed to enjoy the movements and music that was made by moving the parachute and each other through the Soundbeam. He giggled a lot through this activity. He followed directions well for sitting, jumping, standing, or wiggling, depending on what the song required. During an activity with a beach ball and hula hoop, Don was cooperative. He did as the therapists asked several times and then threw the ball to an area of the room where no one was, thus sending us to chase the ball. He laughed a lot during this activity which leads us to believe that he understood what was expected but chose to be non compliant. Although Don was mostly cooperative, he grunted often during the session. He absolutely refused to come anywhere near the parachute unless playing with it. In other words, he wouldn’t sit on it to perform an instrumental activity. Don deviated from activity 5 times: once to go over to the picture board, once to sit in a chair, and 3 times to turn off the music coming from the Soundbeam adidas superstar .
Social Goal: to decrease the number of times that Don deviates from active participation in musical activitiesNumber of deviationswent to communication sheetwent to sit in a chair away from the activityturned off keyboard
Don seemed to be very tired today. He yawned numerous times throughout the session. He participated in free improvisation with instruments that were arranged on the floor in the Soundbeam area for 10 minutes. In addition to the deviations noted on the data sheet, Don displayed frustration when presented with the parachute. He held onto it and participated initially, but after only a short while (45 seconds) he dropped it and grunted with irritation. He sat and played at the keyboard for almost 10 minutes and seemed very content
Social Goal: to decrease the number of times that Don deviates from adidas superstar activ adidas superstar e participation in musical activities.