Intensive therapy updatesIn child development, children’s therapy works, integrated listening systems, occupational therapy, sensory learning program, speech therapy
Well here goes another feather in my teams cap! This is the time of year when we start to see alot of IEPs happening in the school system . It’s also that time when parents start to look into programs that may spur their child on and help them get to the next level before having to go into another grade. What our teams enjoy about this time of the year, after the Christmas rush , New Years resolutions and the ability to start fresh; is that we get to do alot of intensive programs. The most rewarding part of this is that we see : the leaps and bounds of progress that kids make in a very short period of time. This just validates everything that we do, how we do it and why we choose to stay in such a demanding yet rewarding profession. Out latest opportunity was a little girl who shall remain anonymous – she has a seizure disorder, showed both motor and speech dyspraxia ( apraxia for you speechies out there) and has pretty severe tactile defensiveness, to the point that mom could not touch her hair. Not to comb it, out it in a pony tail or even wash it. 4 DAYS into the intensive saw a remarkable turn around with her allowing the therapists to touch her hair and put it into a hair band. We are now moving into week 3 and hair washing has become routine.
This is just one area that has improved. Along with that her memory, speech, articulation and interaction with others has surpassed expectations. We are not done yet, we still have another week to go – THAT IS PROGRESS!