What a Difference a Year Can Make!
Say hello to this Awesome Kid who was highlighted a year ago in my blog entry about therapeutic use of the ipad in Occupational Therapy.
At that time he was able to use his full hand with a raking grasp to pick up objects. When pointing, he extended all the fingers in his hand. Scroll down the bottom of the page. Similarly, to color [which he avidly avoided] he would extend [open] all his fingers and trap a marker or crayon in the web space [between his thumb and index finger].
In this blog entry I showed how in the spring of 2014, I was using an infant sock with a small hole, to build motor memory of an extended index finger to point.
With some excellent carry-over from home, this guy was able to point with just a physical set-up in October, and with a single tap-cue in December! No more sock!
Now that he has finger isolation, and in just a year from my original post, all his hand skills are exploding!
A big thanks to Awesome Guy’s Mom, who is happy to have others benefit from seeing her guy grow!