NAME: Daniel Ballas
DISABILITY: Intellectual Disability
Self-Injurious Behavior (scratches face), Throwing objects with force.
No, but needs to be checked on and asked if done because he will just stand in front of the toilet staring at it. Also, he needs to be reminded to wash his hands. Using a timer works well.
EATING HABITS: Needs verbal and visual prompting.
I AM WORKING FOR CHART: No
DROP-OFF W/ NO GUARDIAN:
No, needs to be signed in and out of group home.
MEDIA/PHOTOGRAPHY CONSENT: Yes
FACEBOOK CONSENT: Yes
***IMPORTANT: Morning Pick-Up Details***
When picking me up you should say, “Good morning, it’s so good to see you!” with an enthusiastic voice and two thumbs up. Make sure I put my basketball or squishy toy away inside my backpack as you’re signing me out. Then we need to walk together to the car and I will place my backpack in your trunk. You need to take out my iPad and hand it to me then quickly take out my lunch pail, water bottle, and seat belt safety lock from my backpack. Before putting my seat belt on you should prompt me and let me know that you will be helping me with the safety lock. Once the safety lock is on I can communicate with my iPad that I want my basketball or squishy toy and you can then give it to me. SEAT BELT LOCK SHOULD ONLY BE USED DURING MY PICK UP. You should play upbeat music as a distraction and sing along to whatever is playing to show me that we’re ready for a good and happy day.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME
I enjoy enthusiastic praise and motivation.
I like holding my basketball.
I like listening to fun upbeat songs like Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Disney music, etc.
I will listen to anything on the radio as long as it’s upbeat.
I love to eat chocolate, it’s my favorite
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & DO TO SUPPORT ME
To ensure my participation in daily activities you need to use time and set it to 5 minutes, once those 5 minutes are over I need to communicate using my iPad that I want my basketball from my backpack. Once I have my basketball you need to set the timer to 1:30-2 minutes with my reinforcer (ball), this is considered my “uninterrupted break” away from the group to keep me engaged. Once the time is up I must put the ball away in my backpack and then you will set the timer back to 5 minutes without my reinforcer (ball). Throughout the day the time without my reinforcer should increase, so instead of 5 minutes without it, you can set it to 10 or 15 minutes and less time with my reinforcer (30 seconds - 1 minute). I should not be praised for having put my ball away because that’s something I need to do. I can be praised for following your expectations, for example: having calm hands (no hitting), using my words, making better choices, participating, etc.
Oftentimes when I struggle to communicate with what I need or become agitated and may begin to either hit/scratch myself, hit others (with an open hand), or throw items with force. Redirect me right away, remind me and show me to have calm hands. Ask me if I would like a break and I will comply. When I come back from my break, remind me of my expectations and to make better choices.
I would like to maintain my weight or lose a few pounds, I eat salads every day except for Friday’s. Please help me with workouts to have a healthy lifestyle.
Patience, Praise, and Motivation:
These three things are VERY important when working with me and should be implemented throughout the day, you can use my highly preferred reinforcers, squishy toys or basketball. Avoid repeating my name, more gestural less verbal. Provide me with simple directions and give me time to process the info - avoid repeating (more gestural prompts than visual). Use hand gestures (gestural prompts) to point to choices/direction rather than verbal. Do not touch me (if not necessary) when I’m upset. If I refuse to give a high five, try a fist bump, if not then give me space. Give me a few minutes to relax then try again.