On her first meeting with Miles, Mailyn showed us how he was tracking objects really well. She showed us how he reacted to sounds and started introducing him to different textures. At first, I wasn't sure how knowledgeable she was, she seemed a bit timid with Miles. It turned out that she was new to this job and he was one of her first clients. But within a couple of weeks, she had gained much confidence handling him and talking to us and I saw how his eyes lit up each time she'd come for a class. She always brought different toys and stayed well on target for all his goals. As the months passed, Miles began engaging more with her, actually playing, understanding what to do with certain toys and listening to Mailyn and her instructions. She helped us with his physical and cognitive skills in so many ways. We learned about child development and milestones and how to push Miles and introduce new objects, sounds, textures all from watching her play with him.
|Miles at 4 months|
So here's a big Thank You to Mailyn for being such a nurturing, knowledgeable, caring, warm, positive and wonderful teacher to Miles! I feel very fortunate for Mailyn and other great therapists Miles has, who are not only helping him, but they are helping us navigate through this journey.
Below is a little video of Miles at around 5 1/2 months, discovering new sounds with his mouth and tongue and tripping out on his hand. Pretty cool.....