Today’s fact: Down syndrome is named for John Langdon Down, who first described the condition in 1866.
Daniel had his 6 month Early Intervention assessment on Wednesday. And if you’re thinking, “isn’t he 7 months old?” Yes. But now he’s been doing physical therapy for 6 months. We met with his therapist and our caseworker to go over the goals we originally set for him, and to set new goals. Here were the original goals:
~Holding his head up in different positions and at different angles
~Bringing his hands to midline
~Focusing on and tracking things
He met all these goals. Actually, the therapist guessed he’d met them by about a month ago, but his assessment was so soon we didn’t bother to meet before that to set new ones. And our new goals (for the next six months):
~Getting into a sitting position (and sitting)
~Focusing on and playing with a book (he sort of does this already, but we want to see him turning pages and such)
~Using a pincher grasp
~Pulling to standing (this is our hopeful goal. It’s sort of expected that he’ll meet the other ones, this one is less sure.)
Also, we’re on for physical therapy once a week and we’ll be having a speech therapist out to assess him within the next month. After his speech assessment we’ll decide on a frequency for speech therapy. And that’s the latest on therapy! I know this post was super thrilling!
Daniel’s not so sure about the whole thing.