Working with an AAC Specialist

Working with an AAC Specialist

Today we had our very first appointment with an AAC Specilist, which is speech therapist that specializes in AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ We are SO excited to have moved off of the waiting list so quickly (thank you to the person that had 

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 

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 

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! ๐Ÿ˜ 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! ๐ŸŽ‰ Joaquin had a blast today with Miss Kara at Speech Therapy! ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜ณ 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!

โ€œIf a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.โ€ 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