Matthew went to his first OT appointment yesterday. He will be going for 1 hour per week. The therapist is very nice and knowledgeable. She immediately noticed Matthew's toe walking and hypotonia. After playing with him and doing some tests she said he is "gravity challenged", has motor planning problems, and is tactile defensive. She will focus on gross motor activities and core/upper body strengthening during his sessions (and give me ideas for home).
Matthew's favorite part of the session was jumping on the mini-trampoline. His least favorite part was having her put a dollop of lotion in his hand and then rubbing it on his arms...he didn't like the feel of the lotion or her light touch, so to combat that we will do deep pressure. She said his fine motor skills are age appropriate and was impressed with his attention span. The session went well and it's at the same clinic Matthew used to visit for speech so he is familiar with it and was very excited to return.