So, I’ve heard some things. [see first commenter to the post here] Things about how “Wordless Wednesday” isn’t really wordless. Not to be technical, but I always said “almost”!
Well, so as to be clear about these Wednesday adventures – I’ve decided to change the title this week and give you a vlog of sorts instead.
Little Tootles is working a program in ABA called “pretend play”. He LOVES pretending to play the chef in the “kitchen”. The program has now morphed into a reinforcer. He will work other programs to get to play ‘kitchen’ as a reward.
This 1.5 minute video shows him engaged in his reward play. The “script” is below so you can follow along…
Chef: Which pan do you wanna be?
Customer: You can be either pan.
Chef: This one!
Customer: Okay. Ready? Let’s play kitchen!
Chef: Can we do this one?
Customer: Yeah, we can do either one.
Chef: Let’s put that one away.
Chef: What would you…let’s play kitchen! What would you like to eat today?
Customer: I’ll have some fries and some chicken.
Chef: Cheeseburger! And burger.
Customer: I could have a burger too, I guess.
Chef: (mumbling) This – wanna- pick the chicken….
(Customer points to the “chicken” she wants)
Chef: All right. Coming right up!
Chef: [Sound effects: Shhht -shhhhtt….]
Customer: Oh, that’s sizzling!
Chef: That looks good!!
Customer: Yeah, it does!
Chef: That will be five dollars!
(Customer hands over money.)
Chef: Thank you!
Customer: You’re welcome!
Chef: Thank you, beep-beep!
Customer: Oh, you’re gonna give it back to me? Cool!
And there you have it.
Happy Wordy Wednesday!