|Esther LOVES to help Carese...|
far more than Carese likes to be helped, though!
|Esther enjoyed our first "Lake Day"|
Last winter we heard about a neurodevelopmental program that a dear friend of mine had discovered, which had made a huge difference in her child - leaping 18 months in development in just 4 months. The second 4 months did not show this great leap of developmental progress, but there were other extenuating factors. But she had continued to progress more rapidly with this program than with any of the other therapies that they had tried.
|Esther learning her alphabet while getting her hair combed,|
after getting dressed and getting her glasses on.
While we are doing therapy with Esther we have Mozart
playing on our stereo for brain stimulation.
Esther had her first evaluation at the beginning of May, and at that time I was also taught everything I needed to know to implement the program that they custom designed for Esther. We will be sending in updates every two weeks and later every month. We will have her re-evaluated every 4 months (that is how often they are in our area). Can Do services 8 states (WA, ID, CA, ND/MN, MI, OH and NY) and families drive a long way to use their services. Thankfully, we only have to drive about 1 hour away!
Here are some photos of Esther's therapy!
|Esther leaning animal sounds while getting deep pressure massage|
to her hand/arms/feet/legs.
Jessica is doing the massage in this photo.
|Esther gets a vibration massage to her hands a feet while she eats her yogurt|
this helps develop her brain/body connection to help her overcome
her high pain tolerance and prepare her for potty training.
Here Rachel is working with Esther
|Dayton is helping Esther learn her numbers.|
All the children (except Carese) help Esther with different parts of her therapy
as each child is able - it's their "school" for the summer!
If you want to check into this program, check out their website - Can Do
They are a christian company who focus on teaching parents to work with their children at home to enable their children to reach their greatest potential - it's for children with any disabilities, even ADHD, dyslexia and Autism!