Friday, October 8, 2010

Kelsey Roller Skates in her Kidwalk

Last week Kelsey was put in roller skates at school during her class time.

It made me so happy to think that they let her experience something like that.

Bryan and I were talking about it on Wednesday night and I was thinking it over in my head.

So many times you can feel Kelsey trying to activate muscles when she is trying to walk, but she isn't getting any results for her efforts. We wondered if the skates would help give her that movement feedback.

So Bryan got some at Walmart. We put her (hated) AFOS on and then we put on the skates.

This video is what she did.



She got the balloons the first time quickly (the first couple of minutes in the video) and then it was the second time that it took her longer. But she bent her knees some (IN THE AFOS!)

So cool that she moved the kidwalk all by herself (which she hasn't been able to do) and that she went for a target and got it! She found the balloons there herself. We hadn't pointed them out to her.

3 comments:

jocalyn said...

OH MY GOSH! I never would have thought of this!!! As soon as Kendall wakes up from her nap....we're going to Walmart! Thanks again for sharing another great idea!

Go Kelsey Go!
xoxoxo

Rochelle said...

Awesome Kelsey. You continue to amaze and delight us! OOO we can't believe what a big girl you are already!

Pipsylou said...

OH. MY. WORD. I had no idea you had updated and I want to EAT HER UP WITH A SPOON!!!!!!!!!