Methods to Perserve and Record Information
The conversation using the tool is an expression of the child’s experience or feelings at that particular moment. It is a good idea to record what was said in the conversation and the goals and next steps agreed upon. You can then refer to it later to check information or during the next appointment when discussing how agreed actions have been working out for the child.
Ariana is nine years old and has bilateral cochlear implants. Her audiologist, Nanette, says Ariana has made tremendous progress with her listening skills. She was surprised to learn that Ariana doesn't feel she can listen to and understand her teacher.
Photograph the scene created by the child for storage in your file system. You may want to give the child or family a copy of this if they wish to continue their discussion at home. The photograph could also be useful in discussions with the child’s teacher or other communication partners.