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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