Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Nothing wrong with these Little Piggie Toes
I took Jocelyn to Jayce's Occupational Therapy appointment a little early today. Jayce's OT was nice enough to ask her co-worker, a pediatric Physical Therapist, to take a quick look at Jocelyn's muscle tone when she had a free minute.
The good news is that Jocelyn's muscle tone is just fine. So why the "spaghetti legs" then?
She simply does not want her feet to touch the ground. Its probably because she thinks they belong in her mouth?
Its most likely sensory related. We're no strangers to Sensory Integration Dysfunction (also known as Sensory Processing Disorder) thanks to Jayce. And thankfully, Jocelyn does not have this diagnosis (yet).
And more good news? Sensory stuff can be overcome. Just look at Jayce! We already have the therapy brush and will be starting Jocelyn on brushing and joint compressions. We'll also expose her feet to many different surfaces and practice standing up one leg at a time.
Oh, the only suggestion that Jocelyn did not like was to wear shoes. I put some soft-soled Robeez on her and you'd thought that I was pinching her instead! Girlfriend is gonna be just like her mom and sister... flip-flops or barefoot is the way to go!
Posted by *Jess*