Updated: December 2019

NAME: Octavio Sarinana

DISABILITY: Expressive Language Disorder



I am working for chart? No

Read/write?  Reading Yes but can’t speak, Write Yes


Octavio rubs his nose against walls, counters, doors and tables. Octavio likes to write on his hands. When redirecting him, Octavio develops a negative attitude and says “CM is dumb”. Octavio like to talk about God by repeating “papa”. When upset, Octavio may walk away. 

Reinforcers/special interests that will motivate participant?

Octavio’s motivation is to get hired at the Newhope Library. Reminding him that he is being trained to someday get a job there motivates him to do his best.Reminding him he needs to follow directions, stay positive, not rubbing his nose on items or writing on his hand will help him get a job so he will be able to afford to take out significant other. 

Restroom Accidents? 

None, but remind him to communicate when he needs to go and not just walk away. 

Eating habits?  Octavio needs to be reminded to eat small bites.

3 areas that your participants should focus on?

  • Having a positive attitude

  • Communicating with coach 

  • Staying focused on tasks

Special tips/instructions?

Octavio carries a pen with him always. During pre-meeting ask for pen and at the end of the day you may return pen back to him. Front load Octavio cellphone ipod stays in the car during work. Give him a tissue to carry on his pocket to remind him to rub his nose on the tissue if needed and not on the wall.

Facebook: Participant has authorized consent from parent or guardian to utilize Facebook for weekly wrap-ups.