Session 4 was today. It was just me and middle girl attending. The therapist planned to explore the relationship between middle girl and baby girl.
When we arrived she presented middle girl with a box of toy animals. She asked middle girl to choose an animal for each member of the family. First she chose Daddy, a Buffalo. Then Mommy, a Horse (I’m hoping it wasn’t an ascetic choice) Then Big Girl, a Goose. Then baby girl, a Stag and finally herself, a Manx Cat.
The therapist then drew 3 concentric circles and asked middle girl to put herself (the Manx cat) in the middle and then add each individual member of our family to the circles in a place where she would like them to be. Middle girl placed all the animals in the middle next to the Manx cat.
Middle girl spoke no more than 10 words (all of which were yes’s and no’s) during the whole session, she allowed the therapist to lead the entire conversation offering only nod’s and smiles and the occasional ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
So, what did we learn? aside from being reminded that middle girl has Auditory Processing issues, nothing.
In 2 weeks time, we’re going to discuss what we learnt today apparently.