Richard Cunningham, SLP; Potsie Weber, OT; Laverne DeFazio, ECSE; Ralph Malph, Service Coordinator; Shirley Feeney, PT;
Shirley Feeney, PT
Shirley asked for help regarding BamBam’s behavior during mealtime. He has been hitting his sister and she wants to make sure she’s not missing any information that will help BamBam participate in mealtime with his family and not get sent to the naughty corner every meal. Shirley explained all of the ideas she and Mrs. Rubble have tried, what they are planning on trying next, and then discussed additional ideas she had based on an article she’d read recently. Laverne offered up a few other resources for Shirley to read. Shirley will report back next week regarding her plan.
Shirley asked for help identifying resources in TVLand for families who do not speak English. Ralph used coaching strategies to assist Shirley in identifying some additional resources in the area. Other team members added new information. Ralph will update the TVLand Community Map and Shirley is going to check out some of the resources mentioned by the team.
Potsie asked the team for support to assist Samantha and Darren Stevens in helping their daughter make requests especially during mealtimes. Potsie said he and Darren had come up with lots of ideas but none of them worked. Richie coached Potsie on several other options. Potsie’s plan is to share the information with the Stevens’ tomorrow.
The Simpsons have decided on a local preschool for Bart when he turns three next month. Everyone is happy and final transition planning meeting is scheduled for next week.
John Boy Walton
Potsie informed the rest of the team that Mr. and Mrs. Walton have a new baby named Mary Ellen. Mr. Walton’s parents have moved in with them. Mrs. Walton wants to involve John Boy’s grandparents in his care and wants ideas on how to do this. Mrs. Walton is very focused on this and the grandparents (especially Grandpa) are very involved during the coaching visits.
The Cleavers recently added an outcome to Theodore’s IFSP. Ward is really focused on Theodore’s recent interest in keeping up with Wally while he’s riding his bike with his friend Eddie. Ward and June purchased a tricycle and Laverne is coaching them on safe ways for Theodore to be independent with his new trike.