Friday, February 25, 2011

5 Rules of Learning on the Log

We have thought long and hard and have come up with 5 great rules/suggestions/guidelines for how to support parents, volunteers, or counselors in training (CIT) when they are on our outings.

  1. Talk to the kids, not the adults
  1. Talk to the kids at their level
·      Adult conversations should be done in private or after the program

  1. Our main goal is to develop Relationships, thinking, and meaning, not compliance 
  1. Play so that you both have fun
·      Find the inner child in you

  1. When in doubt follow the Learning on the Log staff lead

Friday, February 11, 2011

Our First Award

We have been awarded our first blogging award!

Here are the rules for passing it on:

1.) Thank and Link back to the blog that gave you your award
2.) Share seven things about yourself.
3.) Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4.) Contact the bloggers to let them know you've given them an award.

7 things about Learning on the Log (Autism's Social Perspective):
  • We are a non profit in Atlanta, GA offering recreational/sensory programs that emphasize social and emotional growth
  • We are really two kids at heart who love working and playing with these children 
  • We love to talk about problems and analyze how we could do things differently or make things better
  • We are both big babies when it comes to surviving the winters in GA
  • We love Summer Camp and wish we could implement this program year round somehow
  • We believe in working hard and playing hard, taking time for what is important and living in the moment
  • We love reading your comments, so please come and visit our blog and share in this journey with us! 
We would like to highlight the following 15 wonderful blog sites you should visit:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The R in DIR®

At a recent Floortime seminar  we learned valuable information on how to Develop/Maintain/Deepen relationships (The R in DIR®):

1.      Create Shared Attention
2.      Have Shared Pleasure
3.      Expand Reciprocity
4.      Follow the Childs Lead
5.      Join
6.      Imitate
7.      Assist
8.      Persist
9.      Treat behavior as Intentional
10.   Act Dumb
11.   Be Playfully Obstructive
12.   Have Fun
13.   Reflect
14.   Process Your Own Experience

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fitness Test

WE DID IT, THEY ALL PASSED.  In one of our School Programs we have been working on our fitness levels by extending our warm up a little and running laps around the gym.  Initially we did one or two laps, and then extended it to three or four.  Our goal for the year was to be able to run 5 laps without stopping or walking,  but being comfortable with the idea has been just as challenging as actually physically running the laps.  Yesterday was test day.  Last week I described how this week was going to go, and how we were going to prepare for the big challenge.  In addition to warm up, Monday we ran 3 laps, Tuesday we ran 4, and Wednesday we ran all 5 laps.  There was some anxiety about the test, but once we completed the test I saw satisfaction and confidence within the group.  I am extremely proud of how had everyone has worked and how we have accomplished our goal of 5 laps around the gym.  
Having said that, we have a new goal... 15 laps by the end of the year.