Yussuf's New Goals
Gross Motor skills

  • Now that he can stands while holding him from the thighs, we are moving our hands under the knee and hoping he can stand without falling. Right now, he can do it for 10 seconds with a lot of crying. Hopefully he will get better at it. (May 22, 2007)

Fine Motor skills

  • We are introducing him to the notion of pushing a button with his index finger. (May 22, 2007)
  • We are still working on him holding items in his hands, but with the lack of his trunk control, it is very hard to work on fine motor skills. (May 22, 2007)

Oral Feed

  • We are trying to teach him how to suck from a bottle. He is not allowed to have liquids orally, so we are putting fruit puree on the bottle. If he manages to suck from the bottle, his oral skills can improve much faster. (May 22, 2007) (Mission Accomplished on June 22, 2007!)
  • We started to give him small cookies that melt in the mouth, so that hopefully he can learn how to chew. (May 22, 2007)