Thursday, January 21, 2010
Check out my new teeth
I took this photo today during Alex's double therapy session. She has physical therapy once a week and then once a month we have a home visit from a teacher of the visually impaired. She comes to help us learn the best ways to enhance Alex's sensory experiences and learning.
I think we've mentioned this before, but just to give a little history, Alex's vision is fine however she does have some issues with eye function most likely caused by her Spina Bifida. Early last year her PT noticed she was having difficulty looking to her right side along with some other issues so she had a vision test and functional vision evaluation done. She was diagnosed with two functional issues and the doctor recommended we take her twice a week to an infant and toddler class offered through Anchor Center for Blind Children. It's a non-profit organization dedicated to providing early intervention and education to blind and visually impaired children throughout Colorado. The center is amazing. It was built in 2007 and it's about 2 minutes from our house. When I took her there for her initial visit last summer they had us wait in a dark room filled with lights, textures, and sounds. As good as this option sounded to us (and Alex too who I'm sure would like to be around kids her age) we couldn't risk Alex being exposed to so many germs. We've settled for home visits for now and maybe this summer she can attend class.
Did you check out those two front teeth. Alex got those for Christmas :)