Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Drinking from a straw

March 3, 2009

We've been trying to get Aiden to drink from a straw for 4 years. A few weeks ago, he did it for the first time. Now he's a pro!


Jessie said...

Hi Rachel, That is so cool !!! Our twins have been in speach threapy for years, and one thing that they do, is drink from a straw. It's supposed to help them contol their mouth muscles and speak better. I believe that this is showing that Aiden is getting better control of his mouth muscles....a major step toward speech. Congratulations!!! Cris

Jane Stefanik said...

GO AIDEN!!! Yahoo!!! Aiden is such a cutie! I can't wait to meet you guys this summer!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! It is so good to see him sucking on that straw, that's progress! Our OT runs her first two fingers along the side of our client's cheeks downward and forward towards his mouth to "wake the muscles up"! And sings we're gonna wake, wake, wake the muscles up, wake,wake wake the muscles up! The child loves it! Best of luck with the behavior modification sessions. Some of our non-verbal clients also hit themselves. They get so frustrated. I feel for Aiden. He is in my prayers. God Bless, Andrea