Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So what is it? It is two mornings a week - 3 hours each day. Bennett goes to a classroom with 4 other children, all of who need a bit of extra help in various areas. While there he gets treatment from a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a speech therapist. There is also a teacher present as well as the odd student and/or volunteer. All of his therapy goals are incorporated into their activities. It is a fantastic program and we have noticed improvements already. He will continue for this semester - until the end of June.
The other day I stayed for the entire morning as I had to be present for an assessment that I will be blogging about soon. It was fun to watch him interact with the other kids and participate in all the activities - circle time, finger painting, snack time, clean-up, etc. While the kids were fingerpainting rainbows, there were 3 kids and 7 adults present around the table. Somehow, even with that amazing ratio, Bennett still managed to eat paint! I guess he was still hungry...