Looking at the same thing at the same time with Andrew, part 2

re: shared attention and GrammarTrainer I had a funny experience a few days ago. Funny and wonderful.

I had gone to Andrew’s day program and logged him onto a new GrammarTrainer session. Then, when all seemed to be going well, I started reading my phone instead of looking at the laptop Andrew was using. (In theory, he’s supposed to use the program independently….) 

And Andrew didn’t like it !

He poked me, protested (“Huh!“), and jabbed his pointer finger at the laptop screen. I thought he must have been having trouble with a question, but he wasn’t. He just wanted me to look at the same thing he was looking at. 

I don’t think that’s ever happened before.

And see:
Syntax is not so easy
Looking at the same thing at the same time with Andrew
Looking at the same thing at the same time with Andrew, part 2

5 thoughts on “Looking at the same thing at the same time with Andrew, part 2

  1. “He just wanted me to look at the same thing he was looking at.” Funny to note that my son Ben insists the same with me when doing Facilitated Communication. What does this mean?

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    1. I don’t actually know what it meant that Andrew wanted me to look …. it crossed my mind that although he didn’t have a problem answering that particular question, he thought he might.

      But it *felt* like he wanted me to stop looking at my phone and pay attention (& I felt guilty, too).

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