Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Is something clicking up there??
After last week's OT, I was dreading today's visit a bit. Austin was non cooperative last week. We made no progress to note. It was also the first day on Banzel, so I tried to shrug it off and not get too discouraged.
This week proved to be quite successful! Although he's still up and down in the mood department, he was much more willing to participate! Our big accomplishment this week...
Austin attempted six times to pull the handle down on his See 'n Say! OT pulled it...Austin sat...waited...looked around...and grabbed the handle! OT helped him pull it down...he sat...waited...looked around...and grabbed it again! This went on six times! No doubt there was a connection there.
Another biggie...he's starting to open his "mailbox" on his "house"! We hide his "cell phone"...close it halfway...and he pulls the lid down and reaches for his phone...The next time it's the same, only we close it a little more...Same scenario. This goes on until it's completely closed. I'm not 100 % convinced he's grasping the object permanence..but I'm thrilled that he's actually functioning a toy! I say I'm not totally convinced because he is still not looking for toys yet. Out of sight, out of mind...he's on to something new. But, it could very well be the beginning of it...I'm hoping anyway.
He's also showing BIG reactions to singing again! He gets SOOOO happy when you start to sing...I don't remember getting this type of reaction since he was 5 or 6 months old. I'll start, "You Are My Sunshine," and flashes an ear to ear grin (a near laugh, really), claps and takes off running -the other direction!!
I've been talking about how much I'm hating the Banzel...but maybe it's turning a few wheels up there. Spasms seem to be a little better. Maybe it's worth waiting it out...We'll see.