Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monochrome Monday - Correct Hand Placement


If you know any of my history you would know that this photo of my son shows just how far he has come. At 5 years old he was still holding his pencil with a 5 finger grip. Notice the correct finger placement in this shot.

We have been getting speech, occupational therapy and special instruction for the past 3 years. It has been a loooonnngg process, one that I wasn't crazy about when we started. Over the years we have learned that my son's speech delay was a physical one. He has lax core muscles which contribute to most of his problems. Speech has been working on helping him with his lisp, "sh" "l" "t," and "w" sound. Occupational therapy has worked on his grip, grasp and other muscular issues. I have been concerned about his footing for about a year now. I asked for a physical therapy evaluation and we will be getting that now too.

Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Preschool, Tao Kwan Do, Gymnastics and life make this child very busy. I would never be able to hold his schedule. Thank God he has youth on his side.

BTW...look at the size of that mitt. He is 5 years old but his hand looks like an adults.


  1. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Good for him and good for you for providing the encouragement. Our youngest is seriously dyslexic and Asperger's as, it would seem, am I.

  2. Nice shot. Good he's getting the support he needs. Lol He does have big hands....makes for big gloves ;)

  3. Great shot of your son holding his pencil correctly. Hopefully it makes you smile. ;-)

  4. ........beautiful........

  5. Anonymous9:09 PM

    I think his hand is just find. I have a 7 years old that people always mistake for 13.

  6. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Good shot. I'm glad he's getting the help he needs. :-)

  7. I'm glad you insisted on help and that he's doing well with it.

  8. Anonymous4:31 PM

    What a nice shot! :)
    Thanx to you your son is getting the help he needs. Be proud of your self! :)

  9. It sounds like a hard work that will last a long time. But each progress is an encouragement to continue farther.
    Great picture! It has no time. I t could be whoever little kid's hand.

  10. a touching shot...and thanks for sharing his/your story. what a dedicated mom.


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