Tuesday, June 24, 2008

first OT appointment

We did whats call the Willbarger Protocol, which will take some getting used to for Dominic but overall i've heard wonderful things about it. We'll be doing it 4-5 times a day for 3 weeks and then as needed to soothe him.

Then he got to play in a swing that hung from a pivoting hook in the ceiling. Sensory kids apparently have a miswiring between their vestibular system and their visual system - what the OT said was that when you spin them in circles, they should get dizzy, and we should see his eyes doing a REM type movement for a few minutes immediately after spinning. WE do not, which is very common for sensory kids, and the goal is to keep spinning him one direction /stop / other direction / stop as often as possible to get his brain USED to working like that.

its fascinating stuff.

Tomorrow Rod takes him for speech therapy.

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