Asa had his first ESY (Extended School Year) physical therapy today. Asa qualified for summer school but it would be more trouble than it's worth so I opted to just have his therapies. They are done at the therapy center where he received all his therapy from birth-3. He gets to see some of the folks that worked around him all those years.
So today was his first PT session. Melissa had never seen him before and only saw him becaus ethe regular PT was on vacation this week. I almost refused the therapy of summer school too because Asa is so nervous around strangers and last year he was just getting comfortable when the session was over! Asa has done great going right back with the therapist though!
When I picked him up this afternoon the PT asked if Asa takes independent steps at home. "Uuuuummmm, no. Why did he take steps for you?" was my reply?!!!! Guess what? He DID walk for her!!!!!! She stood Asa up facing her and held him by his shoulders. Her goal was to let go and see how long he could bear weight on his own. When she let go though, Asa walked towards her!!!!! Awesome!!
We got home and I tried reenacting it. I stood him facing me, held him by his shoulders and then let him go and he walked to me! He repeated it several times! I couldn't wait for Barry to get home from work! He did it for Barry too! He is very mad and freaked about being on his own (and he squeals and squawks when you pick him up just so you know he hates it) but he CAN do it! He can walk!!!!! He's wised up tonight though and will sit down when I hold onto his shoulders! He's too smart!
Anna has video but I'll try to make a better one tomorrow! It's amazing!!! God is so good!