Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Garrett's first occupational therapy visit

The OT came by this morning. It was more of a meet and greet to see what he can do than an actual therapy session. He did more for her today than he would for the evaluators last week. He was pretty mad, though. We wouldn't let him out of the living room. Once we got him to calm down, he would play for a few minutes.

He put blocks into a cup with a 2 inch opening, then turned it upside down to get them out. His OT said that he can play, we just have to get him to sit down and do it. She thinks that he is taking in information, just not doing anything on queue. He also played with the stacking rings. Usually he just throws them, but after some protest, we were able to get him to take them off and put them back on once. He had no interest in doing it again.

She is going to change our service plan and have Garrett do therapy once a week. She is going to start with fine motor skills and build from there. She wants me to make him sit and play twice a day for 5-10 minutes; just to get him used to sitting and playing. She sees a lot of potential and is glad that we're getting him started now.

She also said that Bronson scares her with the things he can do. She thinks that Garrett may be just as intelligent, we'll just have to bring it out.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to hear all about this...keep up the good posting. You are an awesome Mom. If you need any family people who have been Anna and Donna is where you are now. You guys are all amazing.