Thursday, May 21, 2009


Sheena's kinder teacher arranged an assessment by the school's Occupational Therapist to assess her fine motor skills. I LOVE her get-on-with-it approach. She did not run it by us first, she just got the OT to observe Sheena in different settings for a few weeks, then she prepared a report with recommendations.

Sheena's hands have always been particularly effected by hypotonia. My little finger has more strength than her whole hands. Roy's hands have 20 times the strength of Sheena's too.

Sheena still does not persistently use a pincer grasp, sometimes she relies on a palmer grasp. Her bilateral use of her hands is still developing too, where she doesn't always use her supporting hand very well to master a task like threading where it is important to use two hands. We've got a few activities to do at home.

Homework for a 3 year old. A bit tough. She's pretty cooperative with most games at the moment - she's just keen to have company while she's doing it.

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