A therapist shows a mother how to use and adapt everyday household items to help her child who has physical delays (running time 1 min. 33 sec.).
Are there any difficult parts of the day for you?
I would say the most difficult thing with Nolan is bath time. I have a really hard time giving him a bath. He doesn’t like it, he cries and screams, and it’s hard for me to handle him and wash him and try to make it fun at the same time.
One of the best things that we could do is to come up with some ideas that can immediately help the child and help them participate in their environment and encourage their learning. For instance, we can come up with using everyday household items to enable them to sit up, for instance, using the laundry basket in the bathtub. And by doing this—by working with the family they see what we do—often times the family comes up with some of the best ideas that we have gotten and we’ve been able to share those ideas with other families.
There he goes! There he goes! He’s still going! Good. Nakita, do you want to try one?