A child has recently achieved significant progress through occupational therapy, gaining mobility and confidence to play and keep up with his peers, showcasing the transformative power of hard work.
Edwin began therapy with The Warren Center after his mother, Jennifer, noticed his motor delays behind his twin sister. Jennifer felt that “it was very frustrating as a mother” to see her son struggle and for her to worry about what the delays may cause. She noticed that other kids would play, and her son wasn’t able to keep up. He was “the kid in the corner,” and Jennifer could feel Edwin’s sadness.
She went to The Warren Center, afraid and not knowing what to expect. Jennifer’s’ main concern was finding a place that could offer Edwin the therapy he needed while being able to fit their busy schedule. The Warren Center worked with Edwin and Jennifer’s schedules, and organized the best therapy schedule for Edwin.
The main concern with Edwin was his limited mobility. He mainly scooted and crawled to get around. Edwin began occupational therapy (OT) to address the motor delays. Pediatric OT uses a detailed design plan that addresses specific areas of concern in children, and plans out therapeutic methods in order to reach their pediatric milestones. For Edwin, the occupational therapist used strategies to get Edwin moving and standing. The therapist also provided information to his parents on how they can incorporate therapy strategies at home during play. Jennifer remarked that at first, “I thought that this wasn’t going to help, but it actually does.”
Together, Edwin’s parents and therapist set goals for him to accomplish.
After a few months, Edwin was crawling for objects, then walking with help, and eventually walking all by himself. With each therapy visit, Edwin got more and more confident and is now playing with his siblings and keeping up with his peers. Edwin’s story is so inspiring, as it shows through hard work, support, and therapy, so much is possible!