This goes for read a loud time too. If she wants to hang upside down while I read or we listen to an audio book then that is her choice. I do give her things to keep her still like I mentioned yesterday but she can be in any position that she wants. If we had an indoor trampoline then that would work for her too. The sad part is that she is not my child with autism. :) Anyway, don't think that you can't do a lesson because your child won't or can't be still.
Then there are days that we have to tote our work along to therapy appts. If you have a child with any sort of special needs then you have therapy appts. Some days it feels like all you do is go from appt to appt. This week alone, Madison toted her read a loud and Bible work to hippotherapy . We've been known to break out the art set to do picture narration in the middle of the waiting room at physical therapy or do our recitations in the parking lot. Bring what needs to be done and do it while you wait. It helps to pass the time quicker while either waiting for your turn or while waiting for the sibling to come out. Now, I do tend to have Madison bring something that she will need minimal assistance from me. The reasoning behind that is I like to watch what they are working on with Logan. This way , we can work on it at home as well. If I am unsure of what they are doing, I'd rather ask while they are doing it than later. Therapists love me. That's what I keep telling myself anyway.
Lessons can be completed anywhere. Yes, there are times when you need them to sit and listen . But there are also times when the where doesn't matter. All that matters is that it gets done. Don't get so boxed into the model of children sitting primly around the table doing lessons that you frustrate yourself. Open up to the possibility that lessons can be done in a variety of places!