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Thursday, August 17, 2017

PT day!

We tried out a new playground and it was a big hit.  Only problem was the different play areas were so far apart and we spent a lot of time crossing from one side to the playground to another whenever something caught W's eye.  It did give Miss C a chance to see how much improvement he's made running, though, so that's a plus!  Mr. Piper was able to come to this session but then he spent the whole time running kids to the bathroom because of course no one had to go at the same time ;)

We are seeing more and more improvements since starting the migraine medication!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Triple therapy day!

A little schedule maneuvering today meant three appointments today, two for W and one for my Busy Little B.

First thing was another visit from the Educator.  Normally we don't see her so soon but her last visit was a reschedule from the week before because her family took a trip.  W has started to get really comfortable with her and gets so excited when she comes.  Little imp hid some of her toys, too, which I didn't find until after she left so they went into the little basket I keep on top of the fridge just for therapy toys I find stashed around the house.  I was talking to Miss S and apparently I am an oddity--most of the time if a toy is left behind, they never see it again.  She's never had anyone buy a basket to make sure left behind toys are corralled and kept safe until the next visit.  I can't even imagine stealing toys from the birth to three therapists :\

Next came speech--Miss H is taking a vacation later this month and so she's fitting in make up sessions here and there and today was one of ours.  She's been bringing barn themed books and toys and he loves it :)  Of course he will NOT name off animals for me but he will for her!

And then the Busy Little B has speech.  His speech therapist keeps trying to get me to take a break from speech even though he's still behind.  He has his routine down, he looks forward to seeing her, and he's been really cooperative and attentive.  I could understand taking a break if he was burnt out and I have given him time off in the past when he got burnt out but he's so focused right now.  If we break his good routine, I'm worried he will regress.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

W loves his OT :)

W is learning to say his occupational therapist's name :)  His pronunciation is a bit off but it is adorable and she loves it :D 

He did so well this week!  We have all noticed a change in his abilities since starting the migraine medication and his skills and attention span have improved quite a bit.  He still has moments of uncoordination but they are fewer and shorter episodes.  He has mastered some of the fine motor skills Miss M has been working on and is moving on to more complicated things :)  His sensory issues seem to have gotten a bit worse, though, so she is refocusing on some of those as well and has shown me some new massage techniques to help him get more input.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Speeech day!

W was so talkative during speech today :)  He's picked up a bunch of new words and is starting to use more and more independent phrases.  The biggest problem we are having is enunciation.  If I have some context clues, its pretty easy to figure out what he's saying but man, oh man, is he ever getting mad at me when he tries to use his words to tell me what he wants and I cannot figure out what he's saying.  He'll just randomly say something to me, I have no idea what it is, he gets mad and starts screaming and crying and repeating the word over and over and I STILL can't figure it out.  He's not quite at the point where he can do charades or give me an alternate word so its all a guessing game.

Friday, August 4, 2017

PT is down to one

Now that Miss Iz has finished her PT, our PT day is short!  Just W in the mornings.  This week we went to the Early Childhood playground at our local school.  We've been visiting different schools with a preschool program lately so the equipment is a little more on W's level.  However, his balance and coordination has improved so much since starting the migraine meds that next week we are trying a regular elementary playground.  He likes those better because there is more to do but he was so unbalanced we stopped going to a bigger kids playground.  We've never been to next week's school so the kids are excited (they spotted the playground driving past and asked we visit during PT).