Yesterday whilst going through the things for panel for a SEN nursery place with our portage worker, we looked at what levels Tink was last September at the last time we put in for panel and the last Caf meeting. Lots showed 2 – 3 month improvements some showed no improvement. I would also myself put them at a couple of months improvements but this helps Tink’s case going to panel so I’m not really bothered by that at the moment. But when I read her social abilities and cognitive abilities they were up from 0 months to 8 months. This is the period we only had a little portage and physio and nothing actually from the services that could point to this dramatic increase in that time. The only thing it can point to is the TAGteach. That is all the evidence I need to just keep going. In social and cognitive, three-year old Tink has caught up 6 and 8 whopping months did you hear that ISCAN and those who raised concerns because you failed? I’ll say it again “6 and 8 WHOPPING MONTHS “! BELIEVE IN MAGIC YOU MUGGLES!
These were her two lowest scores that have increased dramatically. Her social stands at 18 months yet this is one of her biggest barriers. That weakness is now a strength to a little girl who has various processing problems and hard time dealing with her environment yet improves with positive reinforcement. This period is were each one of you watched her progress in these areas. You all saw her start to engage, focus, pull to stand, walk holding on to the sofa, start to use words. Use words in context, points of reference and slowly start to work things out herself with no force, no physical guiding, no hand over hand and what’s more you reinforced that, you encouraged that and you cheered each one of those successes. We did this, team Tink. To those who think that Skinner’s behaviourism is dead, my ass! Its more powerful than anyone of us could possibly imagine. So to BF Skinner and those who have developed and helped this science progress, here’s your legacy: a little girl overcoming her barriers.