Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A perfect day-weather wise. Both an almost 3 year old who has gravitational insecurity and a 4 year old with Down's syndrome surprised me in that they were willing to be positioned prone over the horse's barrel (like supergirl) while putting large rings on the cones. Then they both tolerated holding onto me while in this position as we walked around the arena.
Although I am an OT, I work on lot on increasing speech output and started to use hand over hand clapping to encourage use two words consecutively - such as- "more trot". A little boy who is highly distractible can repeat each single word after me and I think he is starting to connect clapping his hands two times with my expectation that he accompany each clap with a word.  

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