Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 4: (31 for 21)

Occupational therapy is an important part of Early Intervention programs for children with Down syndrome.  Low muscle tone and loose ligaments at the joints associated with Down syndrome are real challenges to early motor development.  With the help of an OT (occupational therapist), a child with Ds can get the help they need to meet those challenges.  Occupational therapists and physical therapists work very closely in helping children with Ds to develop gross motor milestones (eg:   sitting, crawling, standing & walking).  An OT will also work with a child at this stage to promote arm and hand movements that will help lay the foundation for later developing fine motor skills.

At 19 months old, Landon receives 2 OT sessions a week, one hour each.  With much hard work on Landon's part and help from his OT, Landon is making great strides in reaching his goals/milestones.  For those of you who are not familiar with OT, here are some pics to get an idea of what goes on during these sessions.


  1. Look at all of Landon's cool stuff for therapy.He seems to really enjoy his "working" time and doesn't make it look like work.The sign of boy who loves his therapists.

    Zoey has a pick Rody!She wish she could ride it.Someday.

  2. Your little guy is absolutely adorable- I love his hair!!

  3. Seriously, how cute is he?
    Looks like he has great great services (that he clearly enjoys!)
    So awesome.

  4. ooo...looks like it's a lot of fun. M only gets 1 hour a week, maybe I should ask for more. hmm..

  5. We don't get that kind of therapy - it looks fun ! Man your family has great hair ! Owen has the most seriously flyaway thin hair and a bald spot to boot ! LOL