The school year is nearly upon us now & the therapy reports are starting to arrive in anticipation for the funding applications. We got Nathan’s OT report this week & it is pretty brutal. Well, I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise, since he is unable to copy a square & just barely able to copy a cross consistently.
On one of his evaluations, he is scoring in the bottom .08%. Yikes. That is 2 years 7 months, when he was 5 years 3 months. I guess there is nowhere to go except up from that. We have been working hard all summer on his fine motor, so I am anxious to see if his scores will improve in the fall. Nathan is managing to trace squares (they kinda look more like circles), but he can’t copy one that I have drawn. We do a lot of hand over hand work & I do hope that it is helping.
His therapist is recommending a lot of extra OT time, in classroom help, a visual schedule and lots of exercises. She really seems to understand how tough fine motor control is for Nathan & he adores her, so I think they make a pretty good team.
Now we’re waiting on a final report from Speech, but based on the last evaluation, we might be tossing it in the trash & going with the school’s Speech Therapist’s report. His main ST is suggesting he is communicating at a 4.5 year old level. Trust me. He isn’t.