Saturday, September 5, 2009

Having a ball

Matt's recently underwent an Occupational Therapy assessment. I had shared with the OT that I was not interested in having Matt compared to typical kids in terms of his milestones, but that she should rather help me understand where he is at, where he is heading towards, and what we can do to help him get there. And that is exactly what she did - so we are now armed with lots of fun and creative ways to partner Matt in his development. The first idea that we put into practice can be seen below. A very simple design - just an old ball pushed into an old pair of stockings - and the result is hours of delightful entertainment.







Matt literally laughs out loud with joy as he plays.

14 comments:

Brandi said...

That is so cool! I can't wait to try it at our house.

I love how happy he looks. Wish I could hear him laugh!

Kristi said...

That looks like something Noah would love. I am going to try it..

Kelly said...

Wow...he is having a blast!!!
Kelly W.

Kerri H said...

What a great idea your OT has..lots of kids would benefit from this and I know Logan would be right there w/Matt having a ball!!! How fun!!

Sys said...

Fantastic idea!! So simple, yet so effective. Reminds me of the swing-ball you kids liked to play with when you grew up :-)

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Cindy said...

What a happy boy! I can tell he loves it!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

He is standing there so strong! What an adorable face!

Kelly said...

I can see Max standing next to Matt playing. Max would totally love this. Love Matt's huge smile. Great idea! Kelly F

Terri H-E said...

Happy boy strengthening his skills - success!

Michelle said...

That is hilarious! What a good idea! Austin would love that. He loves to push tire swings at the park.

Tarah said...

He looks like he is having so much fun, what a great idea.

Larry said...

Lovely to see the joy on Matt's face!

janina said...

hi my name is janina the very proud aunt of little samuel de beer just wanna sy thanx for what you guys mean to my brother christiaan and sister in law nicky.good luck with your kittle ray of sunshine