Thursday, June 7, 2012

OT eval

Amelia had her occupational therapy evaluation yesterday to examine her fine motor skills.  

I know, I should have updated yesterday but the last four weeks have just been exhausting and every time I went to write yesterday I just couldn’t do it.

Not because it’s bad news, just because I’m wiped. And, yeah, more than a little overwhelmed.

Anyhow, for the first time, Ray was able to come with. So together we went first to Millie’s third physical therapy session and then went to the OT evaluation.

The evaluation went pretty well, I think. Not fabulous, not terrible. The verdict was basically that she is delayed on fine motor skills, but not nearly as delayed as she is on gross motor skills (where she was rated at about a 5- to 6-month level).

So, in addition to our twice-a-week PT sessions, we also will be bringing Millie in once a week for OT. They are hoping to piggyback them so that, for instance, on Wednesday we can just do the two sessions back-to-back. But figuring out the scheduling is difficult and, as of now, we don’t have anything firmly set. I’ll find out more on Friday.

The OT evaluator thinks she very quickly will catch up on fine motor skills – which is awesome - but that she will probably remain in once-a-week sessions for a few months. She will likely be re-evaluated in about six weeks.

In related news, she is responding well to physical therapy. The physical therapist yesterday pointed out several areas in which she already can see marked improvement, after just three sessions. She also showed us a few areas to concentrate on this week at home and last night she was doing things that, to date, she had been refusing to even try

All in all, it was a pretty good day.

- Bethany :)

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