Monday, November 23, 2009

Prematurity Awareness Month Fact #23:
Occupational therapists (OTs) help people who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They also help them develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills.

Morgan Kate received occupational therapy for just a few short months. Even after those few months I still wasn't exactly sure what all was entailed in an OT's job, so I googled it and found the above description. I know I probably sound a bit ridiculous, but I wasn't 100% sure and I didn't want to make something up. I mean our SLPs obviously work with MK on her language and speech and our PT works with MK on gross motor skills. All of that makes sense to me, but I wasn't too sure about OT. So, now I know and now you know and I may still be a bit confused. Ha! Our OT worked with MK on fine motor skills, specifically using her hands. You may remember that for quite some time MK was not reaching or grasping or grabbing at anything. NOTHING at all. However, after a few short months of weekly OT visits, that all changed. And these days MK can't keep her hands off of anything. Particularly Christmas decorations at the very moment. But, I wouldn't want it any other way and I am so thankful for her OT! At the end of the summer, either right before or right after MK's 1st birthday, we were discharged from OT.

Speaking of baby girl will be 15 months tomorrow. Fifteen months. Where is the time going? One minute I have a newborn baby and the next minute she is fifteen months old. Tomorrow we have her 15 month well visit. Be sure to check back for details!


Kathy Hardison said...

Happy 15 months, MK! Love you bunches and bunches!

Heather said...

I can't wait to see the pictures of her and the Christmas decorations. Did you get your camera back?