Thursday, March 2, 2006

Video: Lizzie at 3 1/4 Years Old


In this video, you can see Lizzie is really sensory seeking. She is jumping up and down and grinding her teeth. Although it is an ongoing issue, OT (Occupational Therapy) has really helped Lizzie get these needs under control.
Every time I watch this video, it makes me emotional, and I just realized why. Lizzie, for a split second, looks at the camera (at me!) and says "hello"! You can hear the pure joy in my voice because she willingly connected with me. This type of interaction was extremely rare even for a second. It is so difficult as a parent to not to feel connected with your child.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Video: Lizzie at 3 1/4 Years Old


It is hard to watch this video because even though Lizzie had lots of language, she still would not use it unless she needed something. She had no interest in being with me.  I miss my daughter.