…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. Hurray 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!
Third: 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 email@example.com.
Alright, back to work!