Today was Ellison's therapy assessment. The physical therapist, early educator and service coordinator were all here for about two hours.
As we thought, the only two areas she is behind in are the rolling over and the torticollis. However, the rolling over is due to the torticollis. And she is way behind the times in her sleeping habits, but there is unfortunately no therapy for that.
She does have a flat spot on her head and her face is slightly asymetrical, all due to the torticollis.
They did the full assessment though and she is on par or above in all of the other areas of development. Yay!
This was a physical therapist from the office that our therapist will be from, but she is their tester, we will have a regular therapist (same one every week) but it won't be this one. Our regular therapist will show us how to do everything with her: play with her, feed her, carry her, and specific positions for sleeping as well as specific carseat directions.
Because of our measley income, even if insurance refuses to pay, our monthly deductible for any/all services is ZERO!
The first therapy appointment will be in approximately 2 weeks.
Our plan is to do therapy only one time a week (yay-only once!) for a year, finishing next September. Our goal for September is that she can run outside, holding her head up straight, for 50 feet, 5 days a week. We also had to set some shorter term goals.
For January, to be able to turn her head as far to the left as she can the right.
For April, to be able to roll from her tummy to her back, in both directions (hard for torticollis babies).
For June, to be able to sit up on her own, holding her head straight up.