Thursday, September 17, 2009

This week's OT and Speech sesions.

Both of Garrett's therapists mentioned some great improvements in his attentiveness and interaction.

From Garrett's Occupational Therapist:

Garrett is now on a GFCF diet and mom feels he's really responding well. He is now pointing!

Garrett played with us for an hour with just one trip to his room to get a book. We introduced brushing with a sensory brush and he enjoyed it, especially on his hands. He played and explored a variety of toys and showed true joy when playing with the accordion tubes. He also let us help him with a hammer toy and shape sorter. He did much more referencing of mom and big brother.

From Garrett's Speech Pathologist:

Great Session! Garrett was both easier to engage and stayed engaged for longer periods. We were able to get Garrett to let us intrude on his play with a magnetic writer and beads. We imitated him and then he imitated us! ... Garrett loved Row Row Your Boat. A slow version with lots of pull & push calmed him. Garrett said "down" at the end, playing up/down from mom's lap!

He did say something that sounded like "down" after I said down and let him fall backwards. He wouldn't repeat it again. I am going to keep working on it.


  1. YEAH YEAH YEAH! I have chills. I'm so glad he's doing so well!

  2. That's so exciting! All your hard work is paying off beautifully.

  3. Have you been saving all of the paperwork they give you each time they work with Garrett? If not, make sure you do! A 2.5" 3-ring binder will fill up quick. Save everything! One more year and you get to deal with school districts...blech. :) Just start saving paperwork now. :)