Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Therapy (EI)

At Elena’s XX month checkup, her pediatrician referred me to Step By Step, a community program that works to help babies-at-risk. They referred me to the Early Intervention program, which is a national program that provides therapeutic services, in the home, for children under the age of 3. At this time, Elena could roll over, but could not sit up by herself or stay in a sitting position if placed there. We received speech therapy services once every two weeks, and physical therapy once a week. It was very difficult for me, in the beginning, to figure out how to “trick” Elena into doing PT during playtime. After about 5 weeks, I figured it out. We would never be where we are today without EI. Elena could sit up (if you helped her into that position) by her first birthday.

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