June 11, 2009

Therapy

We have been asked how all our therapy has been going for Chase. We have occupational therapy -OT- once a week to work on fine motor skills (the little movements that will lead to things like feeding, brushing teeth, dressing, etc.) and started physical therapy -PT- yesterday to work on the gross motor skills (big movements that will lead to sitting up, crawling, standing, walking, jumping, etc.). We probably won't add speech therapy until Chase is around 12 months old.

So yesterday Chase was assessed for the physical therapy, and was at a three month level - right where he should be. In comparison to other three-month-old babies, he was at 65th percentile for reflexes (4 month level), 37th percentile for stationary skills (2 month level), and at 50th percentile overall.

Both the therapists (Ms. Darlene and Mrs. Becky) are supersweet and wonderful with Chase, and we see each therapist once a week at our home. In between visits, we are working on sensory stimulation, side lying, reaching with arms for toys, and tummy time for neck strength and stability. We even have a big Yoga Ball on which we do exercises with Chase!

It's a bit overwhelming to be told to do certain exercises every two hours throughout the day, but it feels good to know that we're working hard and that Chase is keeping up with his peers so far.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm following you from MBC and wanted to tell you that I have a special needs boy too. My son has autism and hypotonia and has been in therapy since 8 months old. Keep fighting the good fight and your boys are adorable.

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  2. They're adorable and I'm following from MBC.

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