Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A little graduation

Brayden finished his time with the Early Intervention Program. He has graduated and is on to school!

His occupational and vision therapist have been a very big part of Brayden's life. The OT has been with him since he was 3 months old and vision since he was about 5-6 months old. They were the first people that Brayden trusted. He was not comfortable in his own skin let alone trust someone else but he trusted them to hold him, move him and play with him.

The first few months of Brayden's life we had an ever-growing list of things he couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't do...a list that was overwhelming (and still is on some days). When his OT and Vision ladies came in to our lives that changed. They helped us think about what we wanted Brayden to do, set and reach goals. They taught us ways to play with him, opportunities to help him learn and ways for him to be part of our daily life.
They helped us with bath time, car seats, sitting at the dinner table, playing with his brothers, wheelchairs, toys (Five Below) and much more. They helped us see things in a new way...a box of beans is an excellent toy/therapy; a pink pencil bag is still one of Brayden's favorite things.

They will always have a special place in Brayden's heart (and mine).
Brayden starts school September 8th!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Praise God for these ladies and helping you understand your precious gift.