Woot! Woot! Owen rocked it out for 12 days and completely blew us all away!! We went into the planning and implementation with more thought and focus geared to the OT perspective and he has been just working EVERYTHING! 🙂
Today was the last day of our first intensive session of CIMT. I think we were both a little giddy about that this morning. He quickly acclimated to the constraint this morning. We started out with more gross motor activities to get those endorphins kicked in for our fun day ahead that consisted of dancing, tunnel play and getting that ball out and rolling about.
We invited the bean bag frogs in on the game and then surprisingly he wanted to go back and forth between our puzzles. He has never really initiated this activity, it has been more of me asking for his assistance but we just went with it!
He wanted to play with the iPad with more thought to the transportation sounds and pointing them out and then using his toy cars to show what items they were, very cool connections going on.
We got geared up to go visit Miss Suzy the OT in outpatient clinic for our LAST session during this segment. He did great but definitely had a lot of energy and a little hard to get some of the videos but I was so thrilled with how much fun he was having.
We tried to revisit some of the earlier activities prior to CIMT or during the 2nd day of therapy. I could definitely tell that his change of motion, precision and speed were all enhanced. However, there was also a big difference when he had his neoprene hand splint on, definitely advancement all around but the hand splint definitely helps in those pincer grasps.
Our last activity was putting cubes in the cup without wearing the hand splint and before doing so we told him that we would remove his constraint after he was finished, so he RUSHED over and got it done! So fast!!!
|CIMT – (Day 12) Putting cubes in cup||Grasping and putting in cup||http://youtu.be/707xrXjN1Sg|
|CIMT – (Day 12) Putting Pegs in Board||Picking up and rotating pegs to put in board||http://youtu.be/VzGJoaP4pc4|
|CIMT – (Day 12) Playing with Bean Bag Animals||Displaying various wrist rotations and increased strength||http://youtu.be/e9css_TL4QM|
|CIMT – (Day 12) Pincer Grasp of Small Item||Great pincer grasp for tiny object (Kix Cereal)||http://youtu.be/P_n9PwsR2l8|
|CIMT – (Day 12) Revisiting Mr. Potato Head||More precise grasp||http://youtu.be/BlWXSRC-f-U|
|CIMT – (Day 12) Putting Cubes in Cup without wearing hand splint||Checking the difference in movement without wearing the hand splint||http://youtu.be/E7hKfLSfqbE|
Overall we are so beyond thrilled and will keep a maintenance schedule with various CIMT session in the future.
Thank you all so much for ALL your support!!! We are blessed to be surrounded so richly with many wonderful, supportive people who just LOVE our Owen so much! From your messages, calls, donations of equipment/supplies to tips in fun food options and ideas in therapy, we cannot thank you enough. We have felt your prayers and appreciate you all so much for cheering our little guy on!!