Curren was spectacular at therapy today. There have been days that we have questioned if our intensive efforts are paying off, but today was not one of those days. And I have to say that Curren's therapists are truly spectacular, too. His physical therapist actually made him a unique suit that resembles a TheraTogs wearble therapy garment from neoprene and strong velcro straps. The suit promotes trunk and joint stability, provides sensory input, and corrects alignment and posture. And he took off with it! Curren crawled reciprocally with minimal prompting and support for the first time, and he went about 6 feet! I am disappointed that I missed it, but am so thrilled that dad was there to cheer him on!
Curren's Monday's are really action packed. He has speech therapy at 8:00, where he works on feeding skills, receptive language skills, and expressive communication through speech, signing, gestures, and imitation. At 9:00 he goes to occupational therapy, where he focuses on fine motor, gross motor, and visual motor development. He also does lots of sensory integration exercises, such as listening therapy, spio compression suit therapy, therapeutic brushing, and joint compressions. And at 10:00, he ends the morning with physical therapy, where he's been kneeling, rolling, army crawling, and working on mobility with adaptive equipment.
Therapy is such a critical part of Curren's daily routine. We learn so much from his therapists, and replicate their work at home. We receive therapy through Early Steps, Florida's Early Intervention Program and are so grateful for the services he receives.
Early Steps is Florida's Early Intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years old) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early Intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop. If you are interested in learning more about your state's Early Intervention Program, please check out the link below and search for your state:
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I am a mother, architect, wife, and a lover (not a fighter) - with a thirst for knowledge. My journey been recently refocused, as my family navigates through the world of medical and developmental uncertainty in hopes of providing every opportunity for my son to be his personal best in life.