16 April 2010

Purposeful positioning

Liam is using both hands to hold a toy at his mouth. This is so hard for him to do because his CP keeps him from using his arms purposefully. His shoulders will literally fling his arms out and to his sides when he lets go of a toy. He has to fight really hard to get his arms to the front of his body and then he is only able to hold this pose for moments at a time before his arms spring back. But the fact that he was doing this at all was a big deal for his OT and me. We were so proud of him. It's the little things that mean so much! =)