Today we went to Camino Nuevo to work with the physical therapist Amilcar and the children. Our main focus of the day was showing the teachers the many different exercises they can do to help supplement the physical therapy Amilcar provides. This brings the therapy time up from two times a week to five times a week, which will boost the children’s progression. Ruth and Kendra, the children’s teachers, wrote down our suggestions and have decided to spend a couple of hours after lunch every day on intentional play time. In this, the children will be learning academically while also challenging their bodies. If this is successful, it will greatly improve the children’s engagement, learning, and functional performance in the long run. The rest of the afternoon was spent preparing for our full day of parent and teacher in-service tomorrow.
~Mica, Maddie, Sam, & Nicole