Thursday, May 28, 2009

Standing on top of horse

This little guy loves riding the horse so much he will continue on after turning age 3 years and leaving the early intervention program to ride with the preschool aged kids (typically developing children).

His strength and motor planning have improved so much over the past year - he can transition into standing on the horse by himself and balance as he pulls little toys off the bottle and inserts them inside. I help him to listen and follow directions since he tends to be easily distracted. This type of activity forces him to focus and do the task on hand. Of course, he is also very proud of accomplishing this. After all, how many of his peers can stand on top of a horse?

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L author of, The Recycling Occupational Therapist

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