Peanut’s Occupational Therapy Assessmenton September 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Peanut had his first occupational therapy appointment yesterday afternoon. The trip there didn’t start off so well and we ended up late. Which I suppose is not all that unusual! Punctuality is not and has never been my strong point. I should start aiming to get to places a half hour earlier and then maybe, just maybe, I would get there on time. I ended up forgetting the clinic’s address at home so I had to go back to get it… And then the dog had to go outside so I had to wait for her to finish her business before locking her back in her crate… And then the older two kids had to pee… And then peanut needed his diaper changed, because there’s nothing better to stimulate a BM than an imminent car trip when mommy is already late… And then I realized that I forgot his backpack at the library that morning with all of his diapers in it and of course all of the ones at home were not yet dry after having been washed…. So I drove back to the library and changed his bum there…. Once we were finally driving to our destination, we spotted a moose at the side of the road. So of course we had to stop and take a picture. After all, it’s not everyday we see a moose on the side of the road.
Finally, we get back to driving and despite my GPS’s lovely instructions we got lost. The building number we were looking for was no where to be found. Turns out in order to get to the clinic’s building you must park at the hospital, enter the hospital, walk through the hospital, find the cafeteria, walk through the cafeteria, find the back door of the cafeteria, walk outside and then follow a little path until you get to a small outbuilding behind the hospital. They probably told me I had to go through the hospital on the phone, but I was probably just too clueless to pay attention to their directions… After all, I never get lost… Ha!
The therapist was super nice though and she didn’t seem upset that we were late. Apparently, most are late on the first day. They played with some blocks, a Little People farm, a wooden puzzle and then they did some bead work. His fine motor skills seem to be on track, however he is a little behind in being able to coordinate the use of both hands together. So they will be working on that. They will also be helping with his eating issues, the boy doesn’t chew, but swallows all of his food whole. In addition to helping to address his fears of touching or being near feathers, fuzzes, and or anything ‘squishy.’