Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Max Update.

We have been working with Max on how to play appropriately with trucks for over 6 months. He used to push them behind him, drop them over his shoulders, or throw them in frustration. By modeling appropriate play, helping him by playing "hand over hand" so that he pushed the trucks forward, encouraging him to take turns, and doling out tremendous praise when he followed through, we had a breakthrough. Hooray indeed! He also repeated the word "breakfast" this morning after Scott told him it was "time for breakfast".

I also wanted to share this funny video of Max turning me in circles and eating cookies. He has a wonderful sense of humour and cracks us up on a daily basis. One of the things that gives us a lot of hope for him is that he is such a happy little boy. Rare is the day that he doesn't come bounding in the house with a smile on his face. Even though I didn't get much sleep last night, these little steps towards the light will carry me through. Good job Max!


  1. Yay, Max! Yay, you guys!

  2. Anonymous10:19 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing the videos of Max! Seeing that little boy's smile is so hopeful.