Friday, November 7, 2008

Therapeudic fun!

Jonathan has speech therapy and occupational therapy, combined, every Monday morning. He has spent some time warming up to his therapists and the therapy room, sizing things up and trying to decide what he thinks. Well, I think he's decided therapy is fun, at least sometimes. He works so hard for Jamie(speech) and Christine(occupational) and his hard work is paying off these days! He continues to scream at all of us on a regular basis but seems to enjoy challenging his therapists on a regular basis. He's such a problem solver that they are having to get creative in order to get him to do the things they want him to do. I think he enjoys this little game he plays with them.

He loves to play with the balls from the ball pit both in and out of the ball pit!

Recently they've been trying to get him to try some new things, like the giant lumpy pillows and the platform swing. This week he eventually gave in and took a chance on both things. He got to be pretty comfortable with the pillows but he's not so sure about that swing yet. It just keeps moving every time he touches it! He does like to spin it around to get the toys they've put on the far side of it.

The goal was to get him to get on the swing to get the toys but he's too clever to fall for their little tricks! Heeheehee! What a cutiepie! It's so exciting to see all the new things he's trying lately! Here's a few pics of Jonathan at therapy! I'm also adding a little video of him playing with Jamie with the ball pit balls. He was so excited that I just HAD to catch it on camera! Enjoy!


Kristiem10 said...

What a sweet laugh! I love the video. When Blake was that age, his therapist had a platform swing just like the one in your pictures.

Melissa said...

He looks so cute and I am jealous of that swing. It looks fun! Can't wait to see that little guy!

Vicki Davis said...

I was curious how old Johnathan is. In your profile it says he is 1, but he looks a little older. I am trying to get a speech Therapist for Holly, she is 8 months, but the regional center says she will not qualify until she is 18 months, so i was wondering if the rules are different where you are, or if you pay for the speech therapist on your own, or if Johnathan was 18 months old. Thanks for sharing. I am new to your blog, feel free to stop by mine. Holly is 8 months old and is a full mutation carrier.

Tiffany said...

Vicki, Jonathan is currently 22 months old but has been receiving services since he was just a few months old. I can't remember exactly when we started speech therapy but I know it was before 18 months. He gets it at Bright Start (via CVRC). Feel free to email me anytime for more info. Where do you live? You should be able to at least get early intervention services for Holly right now. I'm not sure why they are not allowing it. Keep pushing for it. They'll give eventually.