Insert meaning here.

I recently had a kid who needs to work on strengthening in extensor positions, ie if he holds his arms out straight in front of him like a zombie and I push gently, gently down on his arms, they fold up immediately. No strength. When I just had him do it over air….nothing. But when I told him my co-worker who happened to be near me, was an evil monster with burning skin that would burn him if he touched it, and then had her put her arms out, he had to put his arms over hers (about a foot higher)  and i tried to press down….THEN he could resist against me so he wouldn't touch the evil monster burny skin 🙂 (Obviously he knew it was a game, I didn't traumatize him for life)…. It's all about the story!!! It has to have a meaning….and for little ones, the meaning is usually in the form of a game. 🙂

PS – There is no rhyme or reason to the next few weeks of scheduled postings….totally miscellaneous. Whatever i felt like. Just finished writing up some big reports – the possum in my bedroom kinda distracted me a while so now it's past 1am and I have to be up at 6am for another busy, busy day. Better try to get some sleep.

PS2 – I just discovered Draw Something (app on iphone) and I loooooooooove it. I'm a little slow to join the crowd sometimes but hey I get there eventually.

PS3: I think I mentioned this but I plan to get through emails/comments while I have a day or so in Alabama alone.

PS4: AOTA CONFERENCE IS IN SAN DIEGO NEXT YEAR WHICH MEANS PARTY AT MY HOUSE WHICH MEANS IF YOU READ THIS BLOG (and uh, you are an OT or OT student), YOU BETTER COME TO SAN DIEGO NEXT APRIL OR I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU AND I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HAD A LOT OF COFFEE EARLIER TODAY

Jun 05, 2012 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: none

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