Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The next step

L starts Occupational Therapy tomorrow. To say I don’t know what to expect is the understatement of the world. I knew he needed speech therapy and I certainly wasn’t surprised by the diagnosis of SPD, but OT seems to be a little strange for a child that appears to have outstanding motor skills. Now that I know what the problem is though, I can see where he needs some work with his fine motor development.

Although I am supposed to come up with goals for his OT. My single goal is this -- have his stop putting every last item in his mouth! And stop sucking his fingers!

L has a new and annoying habit that I mentioned before of sucking on his fingers. I find it disgusting and want it to stop. I have been told that putting things in his mouth is how he explores the world, so I don’t know how likely it is for that to stop, but I fully intend to ask the therapist to work on it!

Of course, R has started to doing it too and I know it is developmental for him, but bleck -- can’t stand it for either of them at that moment.

Which reminds me -- I need to ask The Wife to sterilize all the toys… any ideas on how to say that in Spanish?


Kirsten said...

Hay que esterilizar todos los juguetes :)

MomSmoo said...

Thanks kirsten!!!~!