Snow on March 3 causing confusion to the outside critters; daffodils blooming on March 6; 70 degrees and shorts on March 7...can you say "whacky"?!!
Eliza loves her OT; of course, the constant reward of mini-Oreo's just makes it even better (note the chocolate "smile" in the picture below.
In this next picture, Eliza is choosing her own schedule for the session with the PEC system (picture exchange communication) and made sure that her favorite sensory experiences were included in the work!
Dawn (OT) and Eliza are getting set up for some listening therapy. Google it, it's pretty cool stuff.
In the next picture, Dawn is NOT holding Eliza still, she's actually sitting and listening on her own with the aid of a weighted bean-bag on her lap and a bean bag that she's holding. I've learned from Dawn that Eliza's stimming helps her organize and motor plan. The key is to not let the stim "block" her, but rather use it as more of a transition tool. They're gently swinging on the bolster swing during this form of therapy. I loved seeing how close she let Dawn get to her and how calming this experience was. Beautiful! Dawn's amazing with Eliza.
And the reward for attending so well to the listening therapy...Eliza's #1 choice:
Yes, she is hanging in that lycra sack! Weird, isn't it? She loves swinging, spinning, bumping. I took a video too. It's hilarious. This is the first thing she chooses every week.
As for me, well, Mommy added somethink pink to her wardrobe...
Ava still hasn't signed my caste yet; she's taking it way too seriously and is having a hard time committing to what to write, which cracks me up because she's always writing notes to her friends and drawing colorfu pictures. BTW, go to http://www.halfthesky.org/ and read about "Bold Meiying"; our Ava was spotlighted on the Half The Sky website this month!
All from here...hoping spring sticks around this time. I'm ready to wear a skirt and really show off my leg/foot! Just hoping the caste will come off so I can start enjoying golf again now that golf course is getting a winter reprieve.