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Waldon Teaches

Bishopswood School June 2013

Schools in Oxfordshire

Young Adult


Teaching aids


About Geoffrey Waldon


Sorting and matching

Waldon's Book (early draft)

Walter Solomon

Chris Holland

Mary Jo Middleton

With a foreward by
Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen

Chapter abstracts

Author's preface

1st two pages

Child development



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Video 14:
Matching on H-Boards with David
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Waldon assesses first on a simple board, moves to a longer board with coloured cards, then moves to monochrome cards and finally to the short board again but with more abstract cards. Notice how he ignores the complaints and how by the end of the sequence John is really enjoying the game.
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Men in boats with Carol
1. Men in boats with Carol
2. Picking up and putting in with Carol
Men in boats with David
3. Men in boats - methinks David protests too much
4. More bricks and fewer protests from David
5. Effortful and continuous behaviour
6. Matching objects with Carol
7. David pairs to an asking hand
Sorting with Carol
8. Sorting with Carol
9. Sorting with David
10. Rings and pegs with David
Rings and pegs with Carol
11. Rings and pegs and Carol
12. Sorting on three boards with David
Matching using an H-Board with Carol
13. Matching using an H-Board with Carol
14. Matching on H-Boards with David
Carol posts counters
15. Carol posts counters
16. David posts counters
Carol makes marks
17. Carol makes marks
18. David works with construction bricks
19. David works with a constructional toy
20. A simple task made effortful holds David's attention
21. David bangs
22. Use of spoon and fork
23. Use of tongs