Anthea & Bones

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Learnt what our name buttons mean!

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I just modelled "Anthea Couch" and got onto the couch to show Bones that the button with my name on it means me. Previously when I've done "Anthea Bones Couch" and gone to the couch he's jumped up as soon as I've sat down. This time he didn't.Β 

Does that mean he understands that I was referring to just me? 🀯

Even though I'm using the buttons I'm still sceptical about how much they can understand and do with the buttons. Then we have moments like this and it blows my mind!

Wrong couch?

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Yesterday Bones pressed the new "Couch" button for the first time. To help build the association with that button and being on the couch I invited him up onto the couch in my study (where we were). He looked super confused and got down after a minute.Β 
A minute later he asked to go outside then jumped up to nap on the couch out there.
Did he really understand after like 5 demonstrations of that button that it refers to any of our 6 couches? Some are outside, some are inside?

(Cover photo shows him on the inside couch with the outside couch he ended up napping on in the background)
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Struggling with difference between "Outside" and "All Done"?

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Over this past week I've been working on getting Bones back into the habit of using the board (we slacked in December coz we just had so much going on and it just got side-lined). Since I'm back to work, we're back to the board being in the study with me and Bones and that's where I am for like 8-10 hours of the day.

I've noticed this week he's been using the All Done button more, and the Outside one less than he was in November and early December. Basically the following has been happening:
1. Bones gets up from his bed and sits by the back door (old cue to tell me he wants to go outside)
2. I ask Bones to use his words
3. Bones presses "All Done"
4. I ask Bones what he'd like
5. Bones presses "Outside" (sometimes something else like Play or a particular toy, but usually Outside)
6. I let Bones outside

Could this be him grasping the concept of telling me he's all done laying in his bed and he's ready to go outside? Or is this because All Done is closer than Outside?

Thoughts?
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Planning in advance, advice welcome!

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Hi all,

I'm a bit OCD so I'm planning ahead for future buttons and board layout. I've only added the ones I've thought of, which explains all the blank space.Β 

If you have feedback or advice on the positioning of each of these I'd really appreciate it! We're only 6 buttons in so I have plenty of time to get it all set up right.Β 

AntheaΒ 
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Melbourne, Australia

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Hi All,

I'm curious to see if there's anyone else from Melbourne on here? I know from people I've spoken to on Instagram that many people in Australia haven't heard of this so curious to see if that's just the people I'm friends with on there?

Reach out if you wanna get in touch!

Anthea
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Bones Malone (Anthea P)

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Learner Name: Bones Malone

Age:
18 months DOB: 2nd June 2019

Teacher Name:
Anthea

Started Learning Word Buttons:
October 2020

Number of Words
: 12


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Words

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Who
  • Anthea
  • Bones
  • Rick

Doing
  • Play
  • Cuddles
  • Toilet

What
  • Tug Rope
  • Ball
  • Flirt Pole

Where
  • Outside
  • Couch

Descriptors
  • All Done
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