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Thu, 01-08-2009 - 9:33am
How is OT going for those who have it?
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Registered: 05-04-2003
In reply to: theremustbmore
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 3:23pm

Abigail 4.5 just started a new private OT program - she aged out of the ECI program- they kept her on a full year longer than most, so we've been without OT for about 9 months.


She was incredibly resistant to most of the ladies suggestions - as is normal for a new OT, new program, new place, etc, but I think its going to be wonderful. We've been waitlisted a long time.


However, we've got new concerns - not new to Abi, but new that we are just now getting diagnosed with them


Ocular Motor Apraxia, Visual Recognition Disturbances, severe dyspraxia of well, many systems... still unravelling that, as well as heavy vestibular needs and overall.. she's a sensory kid.


So, she's got the OT going and we have a pediatric behavioral opthamologist appt on Monday for vision therapy.


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Registered: 10-05-2006
In reply to: theremustbmore
Sat, 01-10-2009 - 10:28pm

Brayden just started with an OT about 2 months ago and just loves it...it has been the best thing we've done, as of this far! I have been seeing some progress with him already, he has been touching things that he wouldn't have before, he is increased his upper body strength and muscle tone, and has tried some new foods which has been a BIG struggle for us for a long time. He is tolerating more touch as well. I honestly can't say enough great things about it!


   

 

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Registered: 01-13-2008
In reply to: theremustbmore
Sun, 01-11-2009 - 1:48pm
well i am patiently waiting for the next IEP meeting in march. Im very displeased with the occupational therapist at my daughters school, she's at least in her 50's so i would have thought her to be experienced but she seems so so so clueless. and she rarely shows up when shes suppose to. if it werent for the fact that my daughter lvoes the teacher and is adapting well for school i would have called for an emergancy meeting, but im just afraid to rock the boat.
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Registered: 06-01-2006
In reply to: theremustbmore
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 6:38pm

Hi ,


My daughter is a former micor preemie(27wks.)and she too has SID .Her OT just started .I have noticed her hating too much clutter at home or a toy with too many pices for example she used to stack blocks but now she hates it.anything more than one annoys her and loses

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: theremustbmore
Wed, 01-14-2009 - 2:29pm
For some reason it seems like school-based OT is generally not so great. Our DD is on her 4th OT (she's in kindergarten, but has been in the school since she turned 3 almost 3 years ago) and this is the first one I really feel knows her at all. Still, as hard as we try we can't get direct services more than once a month. I'm finally OK with that because 1. Her OT actually seems to know her and know what she's doing; 2. I managed to get what I wanted OT-wise put into the IEP, even though they wouldn't increase her direct services; 3. She has indirect OT on an as-needed basis so Elizabeth's teacher can ask her for a consult whenever she needs it and 4. IME, just being in a school is better therapy than any formal therapy.


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Registered: 03-10-2004
In reply to: theremustbmore
Thu, 01-15-2009 - 9:08am
Aidan still gets OT at school as part of his IEP. This year he has the same OT as the end of last year and she is great, she really gets him. He only goes once a week and I think he needs more. His IEP meeting is coming up at the end of this month and I am going to ask for more OT and speech. We have a new diagnosis of PDD-NOS so I am hoping they will take it a little more seriously and give him the services he needs.
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Registered: 03-10-2004
In reply to: theremustbmore
Thu, 01-15-2009 - 9:11am

Hi Jennie!

Sus over at the Spirited High Needs Kids has been looking for you. I think she was a bit worried because she hasn't seen you around over there.

Hope all goes well with the new OT. How did it go at the pediatric behavioral opthamologist appointment?

Patty

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