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MALCOLM



Buzz Lightyear
May 16, 2012
2k  owl walk
Heavy ball throw 25m
Heavy ball through hill climb x 5
Carried heavy ball for ½ walk
Catch/through heavy ball
Balance beam walk
Trampoline bouncing


may 20
woodpecker walk (0.95k)- carried/threw heavy ball (2 kg) for ¾ of walk
gym    - heavy ball throw
            -balloon play (fast paced chase keep up, soccer)
            -throw and catch with various balls
pool    -trust building
            -increase pool time by alternating between hot tub and pool
            -blowing bubbles and motorboat kicking

may 22
owl walk w/ 3.5k ball carry and throwing
            balance walk on curb stone (good improvement from day 1
cargo net climb - issues with fear/noncompliance
targeted completion of partial task. focus on trust (fear of falling and follow
through on promise, completion of task: ‘first this, then that’
pool    -CONTINUE TRUST BUILDING And increasing pool time
            -kicking while on steps
            -jumping from steps (small increments)
                            -to me and with me jumps
            -sea star floats on back
            -learning to fly (tossing up in air) to increase submersion's under water
Buzz Lightyear was non compliant on many things today so we worked on follow through, first this than that, if you help  i will help,


            NOTE:   A VIST TO A PODIATRIST MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL FOR BUZZ LIGHTYEAR’S FLAT FEET AND OVER PRONATION






May 27 - Buzz Lightyear Cancel!

May 29 - Malcolm Cancel --reschedule to wed May 30

May 30              -owl walk, balance, “heel, heel, heel”, some ball throw
                            -ball hockey in park--lots of running
                            -3 x park hill climb
           


JUNE 10 - SUNDAY- RESPITE 12 - 10 FOR BUZZ LIGHTYEAR AND THUMBALINA 10 hours
                            -worked on a lot of compliance with Buzz Lightyear.  repeat after me....

JUNE 13 - 4-6pm
-3.5 km walking
-balloon play in gym (only a few minutes
-attempted hockey in gym-- no participation
-attempted hockey in park -- no participation/inappropriate play (throwing ball in grass or bushes)
-today there were at least 3 events of major non-compliance and a number of minor non compliance.  minor events were usually just him voicing displeasure or concern.  i just kept assuring him that all was well and we kept moving on.  each major event resulted in me stopping the activity and sitting down in front of Buzz Lightyear, providing him with options/choices (one option--the desired outcome, the second option was usually to sit and wait:  do nothing--which took away time from preferred activity)
-each time Buzz Lightyear dug his heels in and began to talk and rationalise what was going on and each time i placed the power of choice on his shoulders.  
-the events that I chose to do this at were:
1.    -non compliance of heel walking down stairs (something that he CAN do)
2.    -when Buzz Lightyear screamed I told him he was not allowed to scream unless he was in trouble.  I asked him to repeat that statement.
3.    -Buzz Lightyear was YELLING at me to stop walking (because he had stopped walking-again).  I told him he was not allowed to yell at me/people like that and I needed an apology before I would get moving.  i asked him to repeat an apology statement.
-interestingly he kept mentioning school friends and how they don’t have to apologise
SUNDAY I WILL START WITH A SWIM!!




sUNDAY JUNE 17
            SWIM - WORKING ON TRUST AND SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE -
           
TUESDAY 19 - CANCELLED

sUNDAY 24 -   
GREAT WALK TO BURNS BOG (6KM)  MANY SPRINTS IN THE WALK.  BUZZ LIGHTYEAR WAS IN A GREAT MOOD  AND I WAS ABLE TO PUSH HIM ON THIS WALK.  HIS WALKING STRIDE  IS IMPROVING WITH MUCH MORE HEEL STRIKE WITH EACH STEP
STILL THINK THAT ORTHOTIC DEVICE AND STIFFER SHOE (HIGH TOP) WILL BE VERY BENEFICIAL

WEDNESDAY JUNE 27
6k (if not a little more) OBSTACLE walk to bog.  We climbed over every boulder and balanced on every curb we could.  on upper trail of bog we ran up and down the bike trail side outs.
concentrated on quick pace and arm swinging.  the less Buzz Lightyear is holding hands on walks and activities is good for him and is much better for his walking and running mechanics.
the amount of heel toe walking he is doing is improving
wed July 4 Buzz Lightyear and Thumbalina - 4-9 -
fri July 6 Buzz Lightyear and Thumbalina 3 to 7 -


sat July 7 THUMBALINA 9 --1 -


sun july 8 - Buzz Lightyear cancel

Wed July 11--Buzz Lightyear and Thumbalina 5 -9
- beach trip!

Wed july 18 (2 HOURS)
        - A SUPER STREAM WALK.  d CARRIED A 2.5 KG BALL IN HIS BACK Pack.  much better control up and down rough terrain.  good balance beam work.
**downhill stride is awkward:  footstrike begins with his outside/front of his foot and pronates to his inside/front.  no heel strike whatsoever (particularly his left foot)--looks very unstable



Thursday August 2 BUZZ LIGHTYEAR---2 hours
                   


Wed September 5 ---2 hours
-found a helmet and adjusted to fit well
- had to put air in tires!
-3 stair climbs (includes 10x bench hops and stair climbing 2 stairs at a time)
-bike riding:  worked on keeping feet on pedals, looking ahead (not at feet)

Monday Sept 17 THUMBALINA - 2 hours
    • - 3 sets:      
      • 10x bench hop
      • 2 stairs at a time climb
      • Angry Birds (heavy ball throw--2 hand over head, right hand, left hand
    • swim:  30 min
      • combination of glide, kick, swim after toy
      • ball toss/catch
        • 5 min hot tub!
      • body press (push up to extended arms  pool-->deck)
    • snack
      • juice, mandarin orange, cherry tomatoes
    • walk:
      • quick walk up hill...then we saw you!
  • some moments where Thumbalina was reluctant to do what i asked and in general was fairly ‘slothful’, but responded well to me taking her by the hand and picking up pace.
  • wanted to ‘go home’ early on
Monday October 1 THUMBALINA - 2hours
  • follow the leader - turn taking in the park doing follow the leader
    • very active sequences
      • climbing, jumping, balance
      • good hand strength
    • worked on coordination of hopping over barriers
  • was willing to work/play today.  able to pick up pace by holding hand and ‘dragging’ a bit--was well received as part of the game.
  • swim--very active swim--> chasing, diving, good stroke work and pretty good listening.
Thursday October 4 Buzz Lightyear - 2 hours
  • straight to the bike--> excellent retention of work from last session
    • difficulty keeping feet on pedals (floppy feet and ankles)
    • better crank rotation
    • standing up while peddling (some improvement)
    • more confidence and no frustration in trying to get bike going
  • and then I mentioned something about the training wheels coming off...
    • although Buzz Lightyear was visibly upset about the prospect of the wheels coming off he did not have the right to cry at me...and i told him so.
    • together we ascertained that he was just scared...much talk about my job (keep him safe) and his job (to listen)
    • success in small measures:  Buzz Lightyear twice sat on the bike without the training wheels
      • will gradually get up to more
    • our friend Sir Galavant was an absolute magical cheerleader and leader for both Buzz Lightyear and I.
  • woodpecker walk down to park and back home(all stair climbs are 2 steps at a time)
  • soccer balls:  back to park-->dribble around the pond, into the dirt area to kick, some ball toss and catch-->back home

MONDAY OCTOBER 15
  • Thumbalina was awesome!
    • we went to the gym
      • warm up with game of tag
      • ball toss → volleyball catch and toss over net
      • ball toss → heavy ball over volleyball net
      • ball toss → small ball and catching paddle → made her move to left/right/forward to catch.
      • ball toss → THROW HARD AT ME:  10 LEFT, 10 RIGHT, 10 OVERHEAD
      • animal walks (length of gym):  penguin, crocodile, tiger, flamingo, t-rex, crab (each  length done slowly in the “FORM” of the animal
    • in between different sets we did some progressions on juggling (hand /eye co-ordination)
    • followed Thumbalina’s lead:  she suggested we climb stairs (always 2 x 2 x 2 times (up and down)
    • finished with a long, fast paced walk , down hill to OWL forest and back up stairs past house to top (always 2x2)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
  • started with a walk to sands
    • on the big field we played soccer with tennis balls
    • some tennis ball toss (with paddle) → hard for Buzz Lightyear to follow instructions on throwing appropriately
  • at gray we tried to do a climbing task - Buzz Lightyear had some refusal --got him through on a compromise climb
  • at each of the three playgrounds we set a task of climb and slide (x5)
  • big walk from gray to end of sunstone property and back up through Owl forest → park--> stairs (2 x 2) to home
  • throughout session i tried to do some juggling skills → D resistant to follow instructions but appeared to ‘mimic’ some skills that i was demonstrating
TUESDAY OCTOBER 23- THUMBALINA  2 HRS-RESPITE
  • we hung out for a bit while sorted some stuff out.  Thumbalina and Sir Galavant played
  • ate our snacks
  • some things Thumbalina said
      • not worried about getting in trouble
      • sometimes ‘breaks out’ of the office and hides in the woods
      • she likes to chase and grab at others...even though she knows they don’t want to
  • went to gym with Sir Galavant
    • played with balls
    • badminton
    • tag
    • balloons
    • floor hockey
  • went to park
THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 BUZZ LIGHTYEAR - 2HOURS
  • GOOD DAY--BIG WALK THROUGH THE FOREST (5.7KM in 85min) LOTS OF pace, but had to really keep encouraging him to keep up, keep up!
  • helped me take off the the pedals from the bike and then he moved around on his new ‘scooter’ in the back yard
TUESDAY OCTOBER 29 - THUMBALINA - 2 HOURS
  • 0.9 KM jog--> 10:13s
  • park--> follow the leader on equipment:  Thumbalina lead first. Malcolm did second one → explosive hopping over stand up benches--> great improvement from last time
  • all stairs 2 x 2 → arms out to side (way better strength and balance)
  • some juggling skills
  • throwing small ball (some technique)
    • uphill (2 x big steep hill)
  • full set of stairs (second half with weighted ball)
    • she had a stumble....but i think she was ok
THURSDAY NOV 1 - Buzz Lightyear - 2 HOURS
  • 0.9 KM jog → 9:22s
  • set of full stairs 2 x 2 with hands out to side with a stop and hop x10 (stop and hop = 10 2 legged hops onto a 25cm bench not using any hands for balance)
  • bike session (35 min)--> Buzz Lightyear is almost gliding!  he is scooting on his modified bike and is slowly getting more confidence
  • we got the weighted balls and threw them down to the park
  • turn around and
  • another full set of stairs (with a stop and hop) but the weighted ball was held in both hands in front of the belly.
  • threw the ball back down ½ stairs...and walked it back up again ( to roll them down)
  • soccer time.  taking turns shooting.  shooting on Sir Galavant
Monday NOV 5 - THUMBALINA- 1.5 HOURS
  • 9:04s for the 0.9km block run
  • 3 full sets of stairs (2x2) with a ‘stop and hop’ for each
    • 2 times with holding weighted ball, 1 time hands to side
  • in gym
    • volleyball → focus on catching and sending ball back over net (throwing and hitting)
    • juggling skills
    • catching tossing ball while on big yoga ball
    • rolling crawl extensions on yoga ball x 5
THURSDAY NOV 8 - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR - 2 HOURS
  • 0.9 KM RUN → 8:56 (!)
    • MUCH BETTER RUNNING/JOG FORM (NO SHUFFLING)
    • NO HAND PULLING AT ALL!
    • ‘TOUCHED’ HIS HAND TO GET HIM UP THE HILL
  • 3 X FULL SET OF STAIRS (1 WITH WEIGHTED BALL) → LAST SET IN HURRY UP MODE...STARTING TO PICK UP PACE
    • STOP AND HOP IN THE MIDDLE OF EACH SET
  • 2 X 5 HIGH BENCH HOP (WITH HELP)
    • VERY HARD TO GET HIM TO DO THEM....BUT I WON!
  • BIKE:  TONS OF IMPROVEMENT, MORE GLIDE
    • 7 X  SCOOT UP AND GLIDE DOWN
      • SCOOT UP SIDEWALK AND GLIDE DOWN


THURSDAY NOV 15TH BUZZ LIGHTYEAR 2 HOURS
  • 60 MIN HIKE WITH A 4KG MASS (9lbs) HIDDEN IN HIS BACKPACK (PLUS WATER AND JUICE!)
  • 1 SET OF STAIRS (2X2 AT END OF HIKE)
  • BIKE SESSION
    • 7 SCOOT AND GLIDES (PROPEL WITH FEET UP SLIGHT INCLINE (35m) TURN AROUND AND GLIDE DOWN
    • SCOOT UP SIDEWALK, UP AND AROUND HILL, AND GLIDE BACK
  • SKIPPING SESSION
    • INTERESTING!  RESISTANCE TO THE CONCEPT OF SKIPPING AND FLAILING OF THE JUMP ROPE (LIKE HE DOES WITH HIS SHOE LACES WHEN TRYING TO TEACH HIM ABOUT LACING)
    • hold rope in hands
    • lay it in front
    • step over
    • flip rope over head
    • step over  
    • there was a point where D’s aversion to skipping got tiresome so I removed the rope from him and walked away.  he yelled at me to give it back.  i got down to his level and listened with zero expression.  when he ran out of steam i told him he was not going to yell at me anymore...that it was unacceptable...then gave him the rope to continue on our skipping lesson.

Monday NOV  19- THUMBALINA- 2 HOURS
  • timed .9km run - 7:36.9 !!
  • into gym
    • yoga ball squat throws x 10
    • heavy ball squat throws x 10
    • game of tag
    • yoga ball knee balance
      • 3 x 30 second
    • sitting on yoga ball heavy ball chest throws x 10
    • volleyball
      • catch return
      • bump return
      • service (right and left)
    • badminton
      • back and forth  rally
    • juggle
      • single ball up (right hand, left hand)
      • right and left hand simultaneously
      • right hand up/left hand switch
      • left hand up/right hand switch
    • JUMP ROPE
      • is able to skip but need to work on sustaining focus and continuous skip
  • outside to park
    • full set of stairs 2x2
  • DONE
Thumbalina started out with a bang and had an awesome run.  She waned a little bit during the inside session but overall was pretty darn good.  I am seeing good improvements with some coordination.  she was a little reluctant to hold the badminton racquet in the way i showed her grip seemed to naturally evolve into a better one as she got more return hits.  Each time she hit the bird back well she got reinforcement: “nice hit, good grip”.  When she hit the bird back with a crazy hit she got no reinforcement.
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR NOVEMBER 22 - CANCEL
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR SLEEP OVER november 24
        some observations regarding dressing himself:
  • based on his entrenched techniques (t-shirt neck gets stuck on his chin)
    • HE MUST DO THIS ON HIS OWN--ZERO PARENTAL HELP--
      • IN ORDER FOR HIM TO DO THIS SUCCESSFULLY HE NEEDS SHIRTS THAT HE CAN PUT ON HIMSELF
    • SUPER LOOSE NECK, VEE-NECK
    • SOCKS THAT ARE NOT SO TIGHT
  • I like his black shoes.  they give him independence for getting them on

THUMBALINA NOVEMBER  26 1.50HR
  • tired girl !  we did accomplish some but i could tell that she was not on the mark today!  
  • run:  7:36.2 - hardly any prompting during the run. (beat her last time!
  • 1 set stairs 2x2 with a stop and hop
  • to gym (but gym was being used!) so we went to the activity room
    • at ping pong table we used a racquet ball and did a bounce and catch...some practice and then 5 right and 5 left
    • next we put the side up and tried to play a handball type game
      • skills working on hand eye coordination
    • on yoga ball we tried:
      • knee balance
      • seat balance
      • HAVE TO BUILD HER CORE STRENGTH!
    • medicine ball throw
      • back and forths in the sitting position
        • overhead throws (about 15)
  • the gym opened up!!
    • started with volleyball ---> focus was waning at this point and a concerted effort wasn’t going to happen!
    • decided to pack up
  • set of stairs 2x2 with a stop and hop
  • onto the bike for some ride and glide
NEXT WEEK PACK HER BATHING SUIT...WE ARE GOING TO WALK TO THE POOL AND CHANGE THINGS UP!
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR NOVEMBER 29 - 2 HOURS
  • BLOCK RUN  8:14 → it was a good steady pace ALL the way around
  • INTO GYM
    • yoga ball squat throws x 10
    • medicine squat throws x 10
    • tried to play tag--> didn’t fly!!
    • juggle break
      • right hand toss x 10
      • left hand toss x 10
      • two hand together toss x 10
    • soccer
      • pass back and forth
      • kick and chase - 3 times length of gym (take turns kicking and we both run after the ball)
      • one ‘bear walk’ (on all fours)
      • one ‘crab walk’
    • yoga ball
      • lean back and curl up (stomach) x 5
      • sit and balance
      • hand walk to plank and back x 5
    • med ball throw
      • sitting on floor facing each other
      • chest pass x 10
  • OUTSIDE
    • COMPLETED:
      • 2 high bench climb overs
      • 3 x stairs 2 x 2
        • with a little bit of balance beam work (his confidence is improving)
      • 15 minutes of ride and glide.  successfully raised his seat (without any protest)  improvements in control and confidence.  pedals coming back on soon.

THUMBALINA MONDAY DEC 3- 2HOURS

  • loaded up the back pack with 3.5kg of mass for walk to the pool (3.2km)
  • at every opportunity we did step up and overs on boulders, rock walls, playground at Richardson School
  • tried to keep a quick pace but was regularly calling behind me for Thumbalina to catch up
      • I think she is holding back on what effort she is able to exert sometimes!!
  • Pool
    • in small pool we played a chase game (with Sir Galavant) for about 15 minutes...much of the time was chasing me AGAINST the current
    • in dive tank we swam 10 widths of the pool on her back kicking only.  I still think she is holding back on effort to swim hard and need to figure a way to motivate.
  • good news is i take her pulse quite often and am glad to report that her heart rate is up there...so she is working!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 - BUZZ LIGHTYEAR SICK-CANCEL