Monday, May 2, 2011

OT Eval and Fun at the Park

Today Dylan had his OT evaluation with California Children's Services.  He has had three months of what they call "intensive therapy" that consists of two half hour sessions a week.  We decided to focus on oral motor therapy during this time.  I am proud to announce that he has met all of his goals that we set for him.  Dylan now allows us to actually get into his mouth to brush his teeth and perform cheek stretches.  He is now able to chew, bite and can lateralize his tongue to move the food over to his molars.  He is able to let us know when he wants the next bite by reaching for the food and/or cup for a drink.  These have all been wonderful accomplishments for Dylan and we know that he will continue to move forward with his oral motor skills.  

Our next set of goals include him being able to chew harder food such as meat and start finger feeding.  We have always had a hard time with the self feeding thing.  Dylan will hold the food, spoon or cup but doesn't seem to know what to do with it when it is in his hand unless we guide him.  He will usually just hold the food and wave it around and then drop it.  We also want him to obtain lip closure when he drinks from his cup in order for him eventually be able to drink out of a straw.   We definitely have our work cut out for us but I know that in time he will accomplish these goals.

Now on to more fun stuff.  This afternoon we met my friend Angela and her kiddos at the park.  The kids had a great time running around, swinging and playing in the sand.  Luke had his first ride in a swing and loved every minute of it.  Dylan always loves swinging, especially when the other kids push him, it is very cute.  He smiles from ear to ear and laughs and squeals with delight.  Here are some of the pics, enjoy!

Dyl had to show off his monkey bar skills.

Zoey loves Luke


  1. It's so awesome Dylan has met his OT goals!! Great pictures at the park :) Luke is getting so big!!

  2. WOW, great job Dylan! That is so awesome!!

    The pictures are too cute. What a fun day!


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