Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday: Working and Walking

Ashlea is continuing to do amazing things in her kaye walker. Yesterday she walked continuously for 15 minutes at preschool. We have been trying to use the walker around the house a bit more too. At present Ashlea crawls to get around - which is fine when we are at home, but she won't be able to do that out in public once she gets much older.  If given the chance she would crawl anywhere - down steps, out doors (again today), on shopping centre floors, down hospital corridors, you name it.  For someone with so much sensory defensiveness, her willingness to crawl on dirty surfaces is quite remarkable.





We have been encouraging Ashlea to walk outside as well - but seeing as the ground is very hard, there is always an adult within arm's reach.  Actually, seeing as she is a bit of a kamikaze there is always an adult within arm's reach.  If I let her she would try and run down the ramp in the walker.

Shhh - don't tell the physio - we even tried it in bare feet!


And for those wondering how the working is going - so far so good. Day one went very smoothly and Murray coped very well with getting the girls ready and out the door on time.  The only thing that he struggled to cope with was Ashlea's pigtails.  As you know from previous SEW's, her hair is a disaster in the morning so we'll forgive him for that one.  In the end he took the hairbrush to preschool and handed it over with the child!

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9 comments:

E. said...

Excellent news on the working and walking.

Are you enjoying the working part?

Sarah said...

I love seeing Ashlea doing so well with her walker (even if adult needs to be at arms length) You must be so proud of her.

Glad to hear work is going well so far.

Family said...

Hey I have almost the same walker for my son Hawke! Awesome progress!! That's great. I'll keep praying as I monitor her progress and learn what I can from you! Hawke may be starting school mid-year . . .in the house he like to crawl, I remember when we didnt even know if he would be able to crawl! We are blessed and our children are hitting milestones! Congrats! Thanks for your blogging!

shopannies said...

what great news for her keep up the good work. Don't worry my hair is a disaster in morning as well

The Henrys said...

I'm so happy that she is doing such a good job with her walker!

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Ashlea that walking is awesome! I hope your Mum lets you run down that ramp soon too!
I love the pigtail story too! Alison have been thinking of you alot lately and hope you are feeling well supported this week as a start xo

Anna said...

So great to see Ashlea doing so well in her walker! How is work??!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

The pictures of her in the walker are adorable. I hope she starts walking like crazy in it! :)

Territory Mom said...

You go, girl!!!