Thursday, January 10, 2013

William Sitting at his Desk

Two weeks ago one of William's Physical Therapists (PT) began her session by telling me that she wanted to challenge William a little more and have him sit at his desk and play with toys. Up to this point we typically let him watch Sesame Street while sitting so he is only working on gross motor. The whole time she was explaining the plan William shook his head back and forth saying NO. (He did not approve of the change.)  She worked with him as he shifted around trying to keep his balance, while I read him books with him turning the pages and stacked blocks for him to knock down. We did this for about 30 minutes, until William was tired and needed a break. After we laid him down on the floor he began to wave bye bye to his PT (even though he still had 30 minutes left in the session). I tell this story because I found it funny how he communicated with us that day and it is a point to measure progress. The above video was taken yesterday with his other PT. Yes, there is obviously Sesame Street on TV, but he also is able to play with his talking cars and balance against his desk.


  1. OMGoodness!! What GREAT gains! That is so awesome! I am soo happy for him and I am sure you are super proud of his hard work and accomplishments! Keep up the good work William! =]

  2. Oh my gosh! He has made such great progress holding up his head and sitting up! So fun to watch. Congrats!