Little man L had his evaluation this morning and was his charming self with the therapists. He is such a little charmer - I swear he will one day be an absolute hit with the girls regardless of looks. He just oozes charm and personality.
The Speech therapist is very happy with his progress and will make a final evaluation in 3 months time.
The Occupational therapist is very impressed with his fine motor skills but worried about his gross motor skills. She believes if his core strength muscles can be developed further he will probably be fine. He definitely has low muscle tone and compensates with body movement where the muscles are too weak. She will evaluate if he needs OT in 3 months time.
The Physical therapist also diagnosed the low muscle tone and believes that the early diagnosis will save us a lot of problems in future. We are starting with Physical therapy next week for a 3 month period after which evaluation will take place again.
The asked me a couple of questions about myself and pointed out that I have low muscle tone (wow- that explains a lot to me!) and that I am also tactile sensitive - that is not news to me - I am really bad with funny textures etc. I can not get oatmeal into my system or tapioca or anything like that. And a scratchy jersey will irritate me even through layers of clothes. I can barely wear a polo neck jersey. So they have suggested I do Pilates and start again with my yoga asap. But where will I find the time for that?
Well, we are very positive that the little man will move forward rapidly and develop quickly. The mom is off course another matter all together.