Oct 18, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    I have spoken of Chloe going to occupational therapy for her sensory disorder on several occasions, but I thought it would be nice to show you what it actually looks like at Concorde Kids.  Chloe is swinging with her therapist and gets the heavy muscle workout that her body craves by grabbing bean bags and throwing them at a target.

    The rock wall climb is always Chloe's favorite activity. She gets to climb the wall and then jump off the platform into a crash pillow.  Each activity is about joint compression, heavy muscle workout, or intense sensory input.  They even use things like sour spray and pieces of bubble gum to give her jaw a workout and her senses input.  Amy is always asking Chloe about what her body needs.  Does she feel like "a Tigger, Pooh, or Ehor?"  Tigger would mean she feels crazy and needs more of a workout, Pooh means she feels good, and Ehor means she is too tired.  Part of the therapy goal is to help Chloe recognize what her body needs and fulfill it in an appropriate safe way.