Last week, I got more validation that Molly, is indeed, a rock star. Then again, I didn’t need to tell you that, did I?
At Molly’s occupational therapy appointment on Wednesday, Molly climbed right up in the toddler chair and begin to play with the toys at the table. Not a big deal to me…I’ve seen her do this same thing at home many times. Her therapist, on the other hand….was shocked!
Children with Down syndrome have weak muscles and weak body tone. Typically, at our occupational therapy appointments, a stool or “shelf” is placed under a child’s feet when they are sitting in a chair, to offer stability when sitting.
However, with my rock star Molly – no stepstool or “shelf” is necessary. Her torso, or trunk as some call it, is sturdy and steady!
Just last weekend at Disney World, she was really showing off at the coloring table. She sat there for probably 30 minutes, just hanging out…feet dangling under the table, just like a big kid! She’s a total rock star that continues to defy odds!