How to apply – Tell me all the reasons why….

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Last week, I wrote about a 6-year-old child who has a visual disability and has been taking away his friend’s stuff and hiding those items. One of our blog readers, Chavi Hornig, responded with something very deep, and I wanted to share it.

“Maybe the child wants his friends to know what it feels like not to be able to “see” their things, too, just like him.”

Thank you, Chavi, for your insight!

So how do we actually apply the strategy of “Tell me all the reasons why…”?
One of my students, an 8-year-old girl, gave her mother a hard time and didn’t want to come to our session for the second time this past month. I decided to use the strategy of “LIST ME ALL THE REASONS WHY…”

I wrote down every reason Malka* stated. Here it is.

Once I had all the reasons, we worked on solving as many of them as possible. This is how Malka* solved them.

Now that we have the solutions, what’s next??

I asked mom to read the “reasons and solutions” the night before the session and the morning of the session to help Malka remember what we discussed. I’ll find out in the coming weeks if this resolved the problem. If it did, great! And if it didn’t, we’ll get some more reasons and work with those.

Wishing you a busy, productive, and relaxing week!

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