Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All the Therapies....

a diagnosis of Down syndrome means lots of things, but today i'll talk about therapy! wyatt now has weekly developmental, physical, occupational, and speech therapies! i'm so thankful to have a team of therapists who help me in so many ways! we are blessed beyond measure with awesome ladies (and one young man!) who love our wyatt and want the very best for him!

if i have any questions, they are more than ready to answer them, and if they don't know the answer, they'll find it for me! they talk me through many decisions about wyatt's medical concerns; we benefit from the many years of experience they each have. they show me exercises, activities and therapies to do with wyatt, and encourage my efforts! they are always so supportive of me. i really look forward to their visits every week!

therapy of course doesn't end with their visits....we do some form of therapy as we play daily. sometimes it gets tiresome constantly thinking about what to do next to stimulate, teach, and exercise wyatt while we're playing! and sometimes i worry that our play is too focussed on a desired outcome, but it's all wyatt knows, and it's all fun to him! it's amazing how quickly he learns things, too! it's like a "lightbulb" goes off daily as something "clicks" and he's doing something new! i know that i am so blessed to be able to stay at home with him and give him that extra attention that he needs! it's a busy and exhausting life....and we are so blessed!

1 comment:

  1. We love our therapists too!! I must admit, sometimes I just let Lily play...her way...therapeutic or not. But your right, when we "therapy play" she doesn't know the difference...she just loves being with her mommy.