December 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
so last friday was our first therapy session. alhamdulillah it went well, albeit it was rushing morning cos we shud be there before 9. preparing him for shower was easy but to make him out of the bathroom was tough task. he enjoyed playing water. i prepared his breakfast and left myself with no time to eat. anyway we managed to be there on time.
i dropped him off then i made an excuse to get out. felt better. tho for a short time but i think i missed that being-with-myself-time. alone. (i still love you Ummar, dun worry) 😉
okay, now about the therapy. now i found out why i feel better assured with their program is the TOOLS that she introduced on every visit. There were three visits so far.
First visit : First Assessment. It was 2 hours session. She briefed about brain mechanism, some theories of CEP program and how it relates to behavioral difficulties esp on special need kids. She explained the first thing to do is to make him identify dominant voice ie our speech. Then she introduced “Whisper Phone”. Actually it is a plastic tube, used for pumping water for aquarium. It just cost RM6, i bought at a pet shop she addressed later. I speak (actually whisper cos it amplified our voice) at one end and the other end at Ummar’s ear. First try was bad, he resisted and screamed at his top lung. That continued till the end of session but at last he did tolerate for some good minutes. I supposed to continue practicing at home but i was quite handful with visits to my mom so i just had very little chance to practice.
Second visit : Second Assessment. Another 2 hours session and this time she introduced a Blindfold. Blindfold was placed at his forehead, lower part, just above his eye level so that to make him focus on working sheets on table. And tis time she made him practiced to hold pencil by using rubber band tied to his wrist. That works well. I surprised that Ummar can hold pencil correctly and last for longer time. Normally he wud let it off after short while. And he even did pre-writing practice. Woah mommy double-surprised! Ummar can follow lines and draw shapes! That was amazing for me. Tho it may seem very normal for normal kids, but for me every little achievement he made is A BIG SUCCESS. Alhamdullilah…And i guess Ms Foo also quite surprised with his improvement so she decided to get done with assessment.
Third visit : First Therapy. 1 hour session. This time she introduced using a voice recorder to playback songs, short stories, etc. Amazingly, Ummar again tolerates and working on his task while listening to playbacks on headphones. And again, mommy got to buy tht tool. Anyway, we would spend anything for him, as long as tht makes good for him. Mommy bought a Sony Voice Recorder & Headphones, right after the session, at Jusco. Hehe.
Mommy did some recordings already (hehe macam recording artist plak), some of his favorite songs. Later Mommy will browse short stories
ebooks audiobooks on internet. That recorder is provided with USB link, so we can just download from internet and copy to recorder.
That’s my project tonite. 🙂