23/02/2021 – Afternoon shift – carla cornelius

Shift Report:

We returned home from Brough Park, picnic in car and drive through countryside at 13:30.

13:30 – 14:00 Fela settled and had some drinks as we did the board.

14:00 – 15:00 We practised makaton signs of counting from 1-20, then he did the sign for ‘rain’ so I figured he wanted to practise the weather signs which we did with ‘singing Hands’. He enjoyed this very much. After wards, I played the youtube video of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ which he found very captivating.

15:00 – 15:45 I prompted Fela to do some colouring in the calming therapy colouring book. we focused on the colours: blue, black, purple and orange, and did it with a bit of guidance as to which colours to use for different patterns and objects.

15:45 – 16:15. Fela enjoyed a snack of popcorn and walnuts; I joined him by using the popcorn maker to make myself some which I shared with Fela, and added a dash of pink salt.

16:30 – 18:30 – chose to watch Aladdin.

18:30 – 19:00 dinner and dessert.

19:00 – 20:00 listened and danced to music: Michael Bolton, Christopher Cross on youtube:

20:00 – 20:35 supplement and snack of cashew nuts accompanied by more calming music of the Eagles e.g. ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’ and ‘Hotel California’.

All in all, a happy day and happy Fela. He has been speaking with a lot of determination, and was very pleased when I finally figured out some of the things he was  trying to say. He ate two of the foods he requested  for dinner – homemade pizza and lamb chops. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Arousal States – Start: 1 Baseline End: 1 Baseline Did his state change? No to Did he have a bowel movement? No Bristol score: Was Fela incontinent?: No Did he have vigorous exercise?: Yes – Not very strenuous dancing after dinner