Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cailyn's Great Strides
I believe in the past I have hinted around that there were some concerns about her gross motor skills. At our 12 month appt. Cailyn was referred to the Early Prevention Program with NC. They only allow you in the program if you have significant delays. After getting our assessment we were advised that Cailyn does have significant gross motor delays and would be recommended for PT. As disheartening as it was to hear this news we were told C was advanced in her fine motor skills and problem solving skills and right on track with her language. Good news.
After a month in a half of looking for a PT we found one and 2 weeks ago we started PT.
Week 1: the PT told me she was pleased with Cailyn's movements and felt she had low muscle tone which attributed to her not wanting to put weight on her legs. We were given exercises (playtime activities) and we worked.
Week 2: The PT came and we saw increased mobility and willingness to stand! We were given other instructions and we worked.
Today: a day before our next PT I put Cailyn on the kids train and she stayed on there all by herself! This is huge. Think use of of tummy muscles for balance! One of our other activities is to climb the stairs and today she climbed the whole stairwell! I was so proud I could burst! I now look forward to tomorrows PT session to show her progress!