Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ASD's Missing Link: Empathy. Nicky Made A Connection!

I'm in shock! Nicky unprompted, went into the kitchen and put chicken nuggets on the grill. When they were cooked he proceeded to get two plates. He divided the nuggets evenly on the grill, took half off and put them on a plate. Then he took the plate over to his longtime behaviorist "Miss Wendy" said "Thank You" and then went back and put the other nuggets on a plate for himself! This is HUGH. Nicky has NEVER made food for or served anyone other than himself unless we were right over his shoulder telling him what to do, armed with a reinforcer.

Equally miraculous was how he did this, with such ease and non chi lance as if this was just a part of his normal routine. Maybe in his mind, it always has been, he just wasn't able to express it yet.

Good Day!

PS: Another tribute to ABA and the pains of repeating! Never give up!!!


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