Monday, July 12, 2010
Its hard to say scientifically if any gains she is making are from the HB chamber or from her ABA therapy ( I think its both really.) But I find myself watching her constantly to see if she is reacting differently, saying something new, express an emotion in a socially acceptable way.
As I write the most wonderful thing is occurring. She is playing a modified game of Jenga right along side her four siblings!!! She is nearly always on the computer or messing with the TV remote, hijacking my phone or up in her room alone with toys or books. She rarely engages with anyone else unless forced. I am loving this! I know it isn't scientific but she is changing somehow. Let's pray it continues.
BTW my awesome cousin Amber (almost 16) is here for two weeks and she is such a help. She totally gets Doodle and treats her just like the rest of the kids. I love it when people are comfortable around kids with differences. Amber arrived into my small neighborhood yesterday afternoon and within 20 min the teenage boys across the street were snooping around sending there cute little brothers over to check her out. My husband met them at the door and told them to tell their brothers to "Man up and come over to meet her themselves." They did and I was impressed. You have to understand A) there are NO teenage girls in my entire neighborhood but a lot of boys and B) Amber is a cutie.
Here are the pictures of Doodle and her siblings playing. Thanks for the Jenga game Katie!