Sunday, May 22, 2005


Play Ball

So far, Porter has resisted attempts to learn to catch a ball. Perhaps he's too young or perhaps his cross body coordination across the midline is the problem. That's something his teacher and O.T. have mentioned in passing. At any rate, when you throw a ball at Porter he usually doesn't raise his hand to catch it. Sometimes he'll just let it hit his chest and drop to the ground. Other times he'll make a feeble attempt to left his hands but doesn't really come close to catching it. Most often he doesn't seem to follow the ball at all and if reacts at all, it's usually too late to do anything. Anyway, today I picked up a toy to help that is basically a tennis ball and two round discs with velcro on one side and strap to hold it on the other. I thought this might help Porter get the idea of catching the ball. I'm not sure if it did, but Porter certainly seemed to enjoy it.

Porter's holding out his new velcro "glove." Porter having a ball.

Here's a Quicktime movie of Porter playing catch in his room. You can either download the movie to your desktop or just click on the link to play it in your web browser (assuming your web browser has the quicktime plug-in installed).

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