Balancing and Gross motor skills success story

Balancing and Gross motor skills success story

Edwin is a 6-year-old boy who loves animals. When he first attended Occupational Therapy, he had poor balancing skills and refused to attempt going onto the swing. He often fell while walking and could not balance standing on one foot. Because of this, he avoided the playground and missed out the chance of exploring slides, see-saws and swings.

During his weekly sessions of OT, we came up with different obstacle courses for him to train his balancing skills and getting him to try different swings. Slowly, Edwin’s confidence grew and his balancing skills improved. Initially he needed hand held assistance while completing the obstacle course, but eventually he was able to complete the obstacle course with only standby assistance. He is also able to hop on one foot consecutively four times in a row! Edwin has also starts enjoying going on different types on swings in the gym and would stay on for as long as 5 minutes. He would request for swing time in every Occupational Therapy session.

We are so proud of Edwin and his progress! Now Edwin can enjoy his childhood at the playground!

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