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🌎 Global Development Delay 🗣 Non-Verbal 👫 Big Brother 😎 Super Handsome

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Living with Global Developmental Delay - Meeting Milestones at My Own Pace!

Therapy

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 mamas…how many times did you hear the term “vestibular input” 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 […]

Crawling with the Crawl About Crawl Trainer

Crawling with the Crawl About Crawl Trainer

Crawling with the Crawl About Crawl Trainer Thanks to Joaquin’s school we were able to borrow this Crawl About Crawl Trainer for the summer 👏🏼! We took it into his physical therapy session this morning and were able to see Joaquin propel forward in the […]

Too Much Fun at Therapy

Too Much Fun at Therapy

Too Much Fun at Therapy I’m pretty sure Joaquin had way too much fun at therapy today, but that’s definitely a good thing! Watching him ENJOY work is the best feeling ever! 😁 Today Joaquin had Occupational Therapy/Aquatic Therapy with Ms Nicole today. I’m not […]

Nimbo Walker

Nimbo Walker

Today was Joaquin’s first time using the Nimbo Walker which is kinda similar to his gait trainer but doesn’t have the support system that his gait trainer comes with. He has to hold on at the side the entire time and keep himself up on […]

Therapy Should be FUN!

Therapy Should be FUN!

Therapy should be FUN! 🎉 Joaquin had a blast today with Miss Kara at Speech Therapy!  First they had some fun watching the penguins go down the coaster (Joaquin’s favorite), he had to verbalize that he wanted to watch again every time by making a […]

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Joaquin had in home physical therapy today with Ms Kim! Hard to believe that he only has two more visits with her before he turns 3 and leaves the Infant/Toddler Early Intervention program 😳 Joaquin worked on so many things at today’s session! Sit to […]

New Milestones = PATIENCE!

New Milestones = PATIENCE!

One thing you must have when you’re working on a new development is… PATIENCE. A ton of it! There’s a lot of waiting and there’s a lot of quiet time while you’re allowing them to process something new. This was Joaquin’s second successful attempt. You […]

Learning to Sit – His Own Way!

Learning to Sit – His Own Way!

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” For over a year Joaquin’s therapists were trying to teach him to get into the sitting position by rolling over to his side (from his back), putting his […]