I started my last day of 2010 by taking Eli to see his OT. She wanted to get some baseline testing done with him. This was for her benefit as well as for the benefit of the school and Eli’s psychologist.
Wow… That’s still really hard to type. My son has a psychologist…
I dropped him off and went to run a few errands. When I returned he was just finishing up. I sat down with the OT for her to tell me some of what she saw.
She shared that she’d have to score the test before she could give me any final information – and she still needed to finish one section of the test. But…
We are officially back to square one with his perceptual motor development. He is unable to visually track without moving his head. He is unable to stand on one leg with his eyes closed. He is unable to touch his thumb to each finger without really focusing on it and making it look like a task. He is unable to touch his finger to his nose with his eyes closed.
Sure, the other concerns that we have always had are still there. But, now there are new concerns – things that somehow slipped past all of us.
We stopped doing one on one OT with him last spring because other activities got in the way. And, the OT and I felt that group activities were more what he needed. I certainly don’t regret the decision that we made. He definitely benefited from the group activities and from the other events that he participated in over the summer. However, it’s time to get back to work.
Eli’s OT is planning to look for room in her schedule to fit him in for the one on one. We will be back to weekly therapy with his OT and now we will add weekly therapy with his psychologist.
On the plus side, we ended 2010 as I’d hoped, with my BIL and my nephew. We are at the end of day 2 with them and it has been truly amazing. I will certainly share it with you all. Suffice to say that my sister has been here this weekend too. I can see her in my nephew’s eyes and in his smile. He is truly a gift from heaven.
Happy 2011 everyone. My love and thoughts are with you all for a delightful year this year!