Nov 26, 2009

Hunters OT

Its been a busy month with Hunter. He has had evaluations and screenings and Therapys and appointments. He got his results from the "CHILD FIND" program at the local school district and was borderline. They decided he was on the "BETTER" side of the line and was denyed help from the State.

His scores were...
  • Motor Area: (91%) Gross Motor items include catching, jumping, hopping, and skipping. Fine Motor items include building with blocks, cutting, copying shapes and letters, and writing, and the popular finger-touching task from the DIAL-R.
  • Language Area: (29%) Items include answering simple personal questions (name, age, sex), articulation, naming (expressive) or identifying (receptive) objects and actions, plus phonemic awareness tasks such as rhyming and I Spy.
  • Concepts Area:(90%) Items include pointing to named body parts, naming or identifying colors, rote counting, counting blocks, placing a block in named positions relative to a little house, identifying concepts in a triad of pictures, and sorting shapes. The DIAL-3 includes an item that assesses automatic naming of colors. This skill has been shown to be associated with potential learning disabilities.
  • Self-Help Development:(21%) Looks at the child's development of personal care skills related to dressing, eating, and grooming.
  • Social Development:(2%) Looks at the child's development of social skills with other children and parents, including rule compliance, sharing, self-control, and empathy.

  • He can be accepted as a tuition paying student so I believe we are going to put him in the school that way. Im hoping it helps with his weaknesses before kindergarten to give him a bigger boost before then!

    Hunters been doing his OT with Miss L every week. He started doing really WELL by himself and then this past week they threw in another little boy for Hunter to play with. Hunters weaknesses of his social ability really shone through. Im hoping with time and patience Hunter will be able to communicate and make friends with kids outside of our home!

    Thanksgiving/ Jaycie 1st Bday party!

    Jaycie went to the Dr's yesterday for her 1 year check up. She is now 16lbs 15oz (ALMOST 17!!) AND 27 1/2 inches long. She has another UTI so we are going to be seeing a urologist. Otherwise she is doing GREAT!

    We had family over for Thanksgiving today and had a mini party for Jaycie! Here are some pictures from todays fun!