Day 1,155: Work Hard, Play Hard

Madi had a busy morning at Smile Therapy working on her strength and walking!

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Once her hard work was done, she headed to her friend Charlotte’s birthday party for some fun with her class. She LOVED participating in a gymnastics class and eating yummy cupcakes with her friends.

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The last few days Madison enjoyed some time at March of Dimes and with Stephanie at Variety Village.

We also had Madison’s IEP review meeting with her school team. She has some great goals for this school year and is surrounded by supportive teachers and staff who are working hard with her to increase her independent walking at school and use of single point canes. Other highlights from the meeting were:

despite the amount of school that she misses for therapy, her teacher has no academic concerns and her reading, writing and numeracy skills are well developed. Madison is also advocating for what she needs help with and is being clear when she doesn’t need help. She is actively participating in class and is also fully participating in gym class and recess is also going well. A new goal they will be working on with her is increasing her sustained attention, specifically when walking with her canes in areas with lots of visual distractions. Her school OT will be doing a new assessment to compare from last year and then will set some new fine motor goals.

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