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In this video, you will see a child and mother engaged in floor time play. See if you can identify the behavior(s) the child uses to interact with her mother. Also note the child’s abilities that can be observed during the interaction.
In this video clip you will see a mother and child in their home. Pay attention to behaviors the child uses to interact with his mother. Can you answer these questions? What behaviors did the son use to interact with his mother? What did you identify as the child’s interests? How do you know the child was interested in climbing?
Let's watch a parent-child interaction with a mother who is responding positively to her infant. Watch how the mother notices her child's interest in the piano. When the child begins vocalizing, she promptly replies, showing that she is paying attention to her child’s comments. The mother talks to her child about the piano, expanding on her child’s vocalizations. She helps her up so she can play the piano, extending her experience. She also plays with her, matching her child’s interest and enthusiasm.
This mother pays attention to the child’s actions and behaviors, or intent to engage. You can see the mother watching her child, and she notices she wants to play with the kitchen set. This mother then responds and says “mama” after her child said “mama.” This mother provides support and encouragement by asking “What is that?” She also introduces new information by extending with new language. When this mother says, “Is that a strainer?” she is extending and expanding her child’s language.
In this video, you will see a father holding his daughter and playing a game of copycat.
In this video notice how this practitioner shows respect for this family’s culture and language.
In this video the practitioner describes the use and benefits of everyday activities as sources of child learning opportunities. The practitioner describes the importance of child interests and preferences for promoting child learning, in this case, the child’s interest in the laundry basket. She also provides guidance and feedback about the mom’s interaction with the child. Notice how this practitioner talked to the mother in a way that builds her skills and self-confidence.
In this video practitioners review with parents what they have accomplished when working with their child.
In this video the practitioner helping the family recognizes when they are supporting their child’s learning. The practitioner helps the family recognize when they are supporting their child’s learning with comments like “What’s he getting out of being part of your laundry?” And “You’ve got language skills going…”
In this video notice how the adults in this video provide reinforcing consequences for their children’s behavior through verbal and nonverbal responses.
In this video a child who enjoys blocks but isn’t able to lift them on his own. This parent has identified playing with blocks as a target skill. Look for the instructional supports in the video. The parent models how to play with the blocks, provides supports and accommodations so he can interact with them, and uses verbal reinforcement to encourage him when he uses the skill.
One way to support maintenance (or learning to do a skill after instruction has stopped) is to give children opportunities to continue to use their new skill while following their lead. Here are examples of adult’s following a child’s lead. These children are in their home environment.