Hope’s waiver worker came over yesterday. She had decided she was going to get Hope to stop being physically aggressive by telling her she was done playing games and make her have a serious conversation. She was suppose to be here for an hour. She stayed three and a half hours. With that kind of dedication and persistence, you would expect some engagement from Hope. It didn’t happen. After the first hour and a half, the worker had agreement from Hope that there would be no more physical aggression. The Dad came home and Hope promptly hit him several times.
Each time the worker tried to engage Hope, Hope neatly changed the focus. She picked her tongue raw, screeched, covered her ears, started crying about something somebody was or wasn’t going to let her do. She refused to engage in any real conversation. I disengaged after two hours because my tongue was sore from biting it. When the worker left at 7 pm, all we had was a point system, modeled in the one used in the hospital.
Hope woke up this morning determined to do things her way. The Dad got her ready for school, I kept GB company and made lunches. By the time they left for school, Hope had no points for the morning.
I am waiting for the worker’s supervisor to call me back.