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Monday, October 12, 2009

Camp Righty Update

We are in our fourth and final week of Constraint Induced Therapy (CIT), aka "Camp Righty". So far, so good. Oia is doing amazingly well. I had set myself up for a hair pulling month but Oia has done a fantastic job of proving me wrong. She has been so tolerant of right handed play and has made REMARKABLE gains. Her grasp, strength, accuracy, and endurance have all come quite far in just 3 weeks. Our CIT therapist said during today's OT session that progress has been 'beautiful'.

We've spent the last 3 weeks (as we did before CIT began but more of a focus now) incorporating right handed activity into our daily play and routines. Our days have been intense but enjoyable. Here is Oia holding on with Righty to stabilize herself while getting a wheelbarrow ride.

And then Righty found some dirt...great sensory feedback!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for building this blog! We miss you guys so much and wish we could be with you more. Oia is always in our hearts and prayers and Uncle Teaster and Aunt Mo are our hero's! We promise to check back often and watch the little princess grow and learn.
    Love, The Tacks