Category: children

A Tisket, a Tasket, a Baby in a Basket

| February 10, 2008

These are the kinds of things that Daddies teach their babies… You can never have too many videos of Lyra. : ) This is her showing off her new trick; and then later, just plain showing off. Here are the lyrics to the song she is attempting to sing. It is our special version of […]

Vision Update- 18 months

| December 16, 2007

Lyra had another appointment with her pediatric ophthalmologist a few weeks ago. Her vision continues to improve, however the best estimate we can get as far as accuity is still 20/200. She is too young to obtain visual acuities with standard measures. Dr. Grin is not seeing any recurrence of the strabismus and her nystagmus […]

Orientation and Mobility Assessment

| November 24, 2007

  Lyra had her first Orientation and Mobility assessment on October 16th. She was 17 months old. I had been and still am doing a lot of research on Orientation and Mobility, and the benefits of the services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Orientation and mobility(O&M) is 3 things: knowing where you are, knowing where […]

Glasses…Finally

| October 12, 2007

Lyra finally has her glasses. The first time we put them on, they were off in less than 30 seconds. Every time we tried to put them back on her, she would shake her head “no” and scream. Now, 2 weeks later, she’s kept them on for up to 20 minutes at a time and […]

Lyra’s Functional Vision Assessment

| September 3, 2007

Lyra’s Functional Vision Assessment -completed August 2006 when Lyra was 3 months old.

O & M Patrol

| April 30, 2007

  On Saturday March 31st, my husband Troy and I participated in a training session through the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired called O&M(orientation and mobility) Patrol. The goals were to get an idea of what its like to live with low vision and to gain a better understanding of various ways to improve […]

Occupational Therapy Goals

| March 1, 2007

Today at Lyra’s OT session, we began updating her IFSP goals/outcomes for the next 6 months. These are what we want Lyra to be doing somewhere between now and when she is 16 months old. We really just got started with updating these today. We may add some goals in these areas and we still […]

Seeing the spoon.

| February 10, 2007

How does a baby know to open her mouth for a spoonful of food? They see the spoon coming. In Lyra’s case, at 4 months, she couldn’t see the spoon coming. This made feeding her more difficult. We tried different sound cues to get her to open up. One that was more successful was tapping […]

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