Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Goals!

Last week we talked about Karsie having new goals set for her by the occupational therapist. Today we got them along with the news that Karsie has almost reached her developmental age goals. Meaning Karsie is almost where she needs to be for her adjusted age. She's also doing things that are more advanced than her adjusted age.

Our goals are to get her to clap three times on her own, having her pick up and drop objects willfully, having her put objects into a container, reaching up to pull herself up (works with PT as well), and a couple others we can't remember at the time.

We're really blitzing the crawling at home because we can tell Karsie is getting frustrated with not being able to move where she wants to go. Arm strength is the key to our success, so we're having her spend lots of time on the tummy time mat and leaning her onto her hands.

Once we get to Karsie's developmental age goals, we think she will be done with OT. Amazingly that's kind of a bitter sweet thing for us. We are thrilled not to have to have two extra appointments a week, but we will be sad to say goodbye to the wonderful therapists as well as saying goodbye to the awesome help they have given Karsie. But for now, we must work on these goals.