One of the best parts of my job is supporting parents as they help their child reach their development potential. With every new family, I remind them they are the expert on their child. No therapist performs "magic" in one hour or even two hours per week we spend with a child. Rather, our greatest job is put tools & strategies in hand to help their child in the countless non-therapy hours.
I've got a delightful little crew of kids at present. Little A is working to increase her expressive language. Our last visit I suggested mom find a couple of fun songs to incorporate into the daily routine. My favorite is Hokey Pokey to use with getting dressed. Thus, at least two times a day to sing the song, incoporating some fun actions. Many more opportunities are presented if you're diapering or working on toileting with all the up & down of pants & so forth. So, working on body parts & building that expressive language with fun, simple repetitive lines. A's mom told me today she's using the Hokey Pokey & her daughter is singing sounds along with the melody & trying to repeat some of the words. Yeahhhhh! Works like a charm. It's still a favorite of Miss Grace. That's what it's all about!
AND the voting is going well! Thanks to so many of you who've registered & supported us in the Vicks caring tributes as a finalist! I'll share my cough drops or vapor rub if I win! :o)
It smelled like Spring today & we saw cardinals in the trees this weekend! That's a good sign~ Happy sunny day!