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It’s been a while…

…since my last post, but I’ve been working. Three things preoccupied me.

First and second: my little boy V. had his first teeth and started crawling at the same time. Would you like to know what happens when a child with fever, runny nose, highly inflamed gums and without any energy or a gram of solid food in the body comes onto a slippery hardwood floor? I doubt you want to know. But I bet most of you who have kids have gone through the same or worse. But we survived, and might I add, with a smile on our faces. HurrIMG_7621ay for us! V. started swinging back and forth on his all fours at 5 months. He was transferring the balance and weight from his hands to his legs and vice versa. Thus, we thought he would start crawling right then. And he would have, if I correctly defined the obstacle. First, I let him find his own way and take his time. I always do that first. But V. started to get frustrated because he couldn’t physically (by using gross motor skills) reach the toys and his cognition was pushing him to move. Since he is a very big and heavy baby, I used my hand to hold his chest and lighten his weight so he could use his hands and legs to coordinate his movements. It helped, but not entirely. Then, I asked a colleague who does the integration of postural and dynamic reflexes by the Masgutova method if she can help him. In the reflexes tests, she observed that one of the reflexes was not working well. So she was doing some exercises one day and V. was crawling the next. Phew!

eng logoThird: In January 2013 my colleague and I established iLab, association for habilitation of children with developmental disabilities and a holistic support to their families. After a few major life events and a baby, we started working. We are currently in the process of applying for grants and donations. If you would like to help us out, you may do so through Fiverr or you may contact us at info@ilab.hr.

 

Alright, back to work!

 

 

 

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Dok si rek’o keks!

Prošlo je dosta vremena od zadnjeg posta, ali radilo se. Tri stvari su pojele svo vrijeme za pisanje.

Maleni V. je u isto vrijeme dobio par zubića i krenuo puzati. Želite znati kako izgleda kada dijete sa temperaturom, šmrkavim nosom, bez atoma snage, bez grama krute hrane u sebi, vrlo iritirajućih desni kreće na skliski parket? Sumnjam da želite. Vjerujem da je većina vas koji imate djecu sigurno prošla isto ako ne i gore. Preživjeli smo, i to s osmjehom! Hura za nas! V. se sa 5 mjeseci postavio na sve čeitiri i ljuljao (prenosio težinu s ruku na noge i obrnuto). Stoga smo mislili da će propuzati već tada. I bi, da sam točno prepoznala prepreku. Najprije sam ga pustila da ide svojim tokom i da sam dođe do rezultata. IMG_7621Tako uvijek napravim. Ali se V. počeo frustrirati jer nije motorički mogao doći do igračaka, a kognicija ga je vukla na istraživanje. Obzirom da je V. prilično velika i teška beba, stavljajući svoju ruku na njegova prsa pomagala sam mu nositi težinu dok je on kontrolirao ruke i noge. Pomoglo je malo, ali ipak to nije bio problem. Pitala sam kolegicu koja se bavi integracijom dinamičkih i posturalnih refleksa prema Masgutovoj metodi može li mu ona pomoći i tu je sve krenulo. U provjeri tih refleksa, saznali smo da mu jedan refleks malo “šteka”. Danas smo vježbali, a sutra je V. propuzao. Pih!

Capture2U siječnju 2013. godine, kolegica i ja smo osnovale udrugu iLab za habilitaciju djece s teškoćama u razvoju. Nakon nekoliko životnih situacija i pokoje bebice, krenule smo s radom. Trenutno se prijavljujemo i na natječaje za donacije. Ako i Vi želite pomoći Udruzi s radom, možete putem Fiverra ili uplatom na žiro račun (javite nam se na info@ilab.hr). Ako imate neke stare igračke ili komade opreme kojih se želite riješiti, možete nam i tako pomoći. Na isti kontakt nam se možete javiti i ako želite dogovoriti sastanak i/ili procjenu Vašeg djeteta.

 

Idem dalje raditi i pisati!