A few days ago Casey’s vision teacher brought over a switch. A switch is a tool that helps kids (or adults) that have limited motor function take more control of their environment. There are all kinds of switches. Some are buttons, some are toggles, some work by blinking, or breathing. Pretty much anything you can think of can maneuver some variation of a switch.
Casey has tried buttons before but she did not take to that style. The switch she is trying out now is a toggle switch. The switch plugs into a power unit then you plug in what ever you want the switch to control into the plug on the power unit. We plugged in some of Casey’s favorite toys and put the switch in her hand. She picked up on it right away. She is able to turn it on and off like a pro. We are going to try it out for a little while then we will get her one of her own. She really likes when she has control of her toys. It is really great to see her use tools that give her that control. She just amazes me every day.
Casey has been working really hard to use some of her facial muscles more. She is not quite smiling, but she is really twitching the sides of her mouth a lot. I love watching her learn new things. She is just such an awesome little princess.
That’s it for now. We hope everyone is well.