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Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Vestibular Input and How We Make Sure Joaquin Gets Moving

Getting vestibular input for our guy! This one is for all of you special needs mamasโ€ฆhow many times did you hear the term โ€œvestibular inputโ€ before you had your amazing little one? Me? Zero. Absolutely never! Now, well now I hear it all the time. 

Talk Tools Therapy – Joaquin’s Success Story

Talk Tools Therapy – Joaquin’s Success Story

Joaquin was recently featured in the Talk Tools Success Story Blog! Here is the full article from the Talk Tools site: Our son, Joaquin, has global developmental delays. At 3 years old Joaquin currently cannot stand unassisted, is learning to crawl and cannot safely get 

AFO’s – Ankle Foot Orthotics

AFO’s – Ankle Foot Orthotics

AFO’s, Ankle Foot Orthotics. These are Joaquin’s AFO’s, they were made from a cast of his foot so they fit him perfectly. Our orthotist, Paul at Brownfields in Meridian, is a perfectionist so the quality is amazing and they are made by techs at Brownfields. 

PROGRESS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

PROGRESS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

PROGRESS UPDATE! We recently took the chest support off of Joaquin’s Rifton Pacer gait trainer and he’s been doing great. He’s still using the back to support himself so we need to work on encouraging him to find his balance and stand on his own 

Crawling with Less Support

Crawling with Less Support

Always up for the challenge! More work on crawling, less support while doing it!   This morning, still in PJs and as soon as sister went down for a nap, we got to work!! A post shared by Joaquin’s Life ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป (@joaquinslife) on Jun 28, 

Waving for the First Time! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Waving for the First Time! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Waving for the First Time! I know some of you will understand how HUGE this is! Last night we took Joaquin to a parade and as the people passed by waving at us…Joaquin WAVED BACK! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ I wasn’t sure what I was seeing at first 

Crawling with the Crawl About Crawl Trainer

Crawling with the Crawl About Crawl Trainer

Crawling with the Crawl About Crawl Trainer Thanks to Joaquinโ€™s school we were able to borrow this Crawl About Crawl Trainer for the summer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ! We took it into his physical therapy session this morning and were able to see Joaquin propel forward in the 

Water Table Fun with the Educube Chair

Water Table Fun with the Educube Chair

Happy Friday!! It’s 86 & sunny over here and we definitely took advantage of the sunshine this afternoon! Joaquin was really struggling with standing in his gait trainer this morning (knee buckling) so we decided to bring his Educube chair from Fun & Function out 

Developmental Hip Dysplasia

Developmental Hip Dysplasia

Have you heard of Hip Dysplasia?? We didnโ€™t know much about Hip Dysplasia before Joaquin was diagnosed with mild developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) at 18 months. It wasnโ€™t something that anyone picked up on but we started hearing a clicking sound when we would pick 

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

It was feeling like Summer Summer Summer Time today๐Ÿ˜Ž Joaquin had some water table fun made possible by hisย @riftonequipmentย #GaitTrainerย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ This gait trainer, that was provided to him by the Wheel to Walk Foundation,ย  has allowed Joaquin to do so many things he may not have