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April 9th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: So. California
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You really sound like you're on top of things.
Does your insurance cover the aquatic therapy? I was reading today that it's a good option for kids with Ataxia/severly low-tone.
Has your therapy group or doctor mentioned communication devices, such as special picture boards? With the devices, they can say yes/no, or point to things they want to do with special program cards that you can customize for them. This is something they do at my son's school (and he used for a while). My neighbor up the street is in the business, and gave me some info not long ago that I could pass on, if you're interested.
Actually our Regional Center was paying for the aquatic therapy, but they are picking up his "land" therapy for us as our insurance only covers 12 visits a year and we accomplish that in a month. The Aquatics center here has a class for special needs kids and it's a $75/year membership fee, plus you pay for the classes the months you go, and here it's about %70 a month as well.
There are also a lot of kid with too much muscle tone in our class. I really like the class because Carter loves the water and doesn't seem to know he's working.
I think the communication devices you are talking about is the picture exchange program? I have heard about that but I would like any additional info you have. I am sure Carter is not ready for it yet as he does not understand Yes and No or simple words at this time. However I love being proactive and learning about things before we need them.
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