Friday, October 05, 2012

Fall Update - Christine

Christine continues to progress with her therapies.  She is steadily getting closer to catching up with Joe developmentally.  Some of the goals that they are currently working on are similar. Physical Therapy includes gross motor, balance, core strength, mobility, etc. Occupational Therapy works on feeding skills, fine and oral motor skills, grasping object permanence, balance and kind of whatever she feels like doing that day (you'd have to meet the OT, she's something!). Speech Therapy works on her communication skills, encouraging her to make sounds and signs, oral motor skills. Developmental Therapy overlaps some of the other therapies.  The DT works a lot on fine motor skills, motor planning, etc.

The most exciting thing to happen lately is probably Christine getting the hang of crawling!  It seemed like she was on the verge for quite awhile.  She would get up on her hands and knees and rock back and forth, she would transition in and out of sitting, onto all fours... and then within the past three weeks or so she has really taken off!  We're still getting used to keeping things out of her range now that she is mobile.  Check out this video of Christine crawling! 
She needs a little work on her "form" but its exciting to see her get around, its gotten her much more interested in her surroundings now that she can get from point A to point B on her own.  She's so proud of herself and so are we!


Danielle Huddleston said...

Awesome job!!!

Julie R. said...

Wow! Super job, Christine!!!