Well the babies had their Early Intervention Evaluation on Monday, July 16, 2007. At first both of them passed all the tests with flying colors. They are at a 7-9 month level at almost everything, except for cognitive. For cognitive, Kyle is between 11-13 months and Mallory is between 11-17 months. They are very smart beyond their age. The physical therapist was still very concerned about a few things even though they passed the first round of tests. She went out to her car and brought back in another test. This test was for their gross motor skills. They failed. They are both at a 2-3 month level. Not good. Their concerns are as follows;
Mallory: She was concerned because although she could turn from back to front, she could not turn from front to back. While on her belly, she could not extend her arms straight and pull herself up. She also has very weak muscle tone in her trunk. She is now beginning to stand on her toes too.
Kyle: He stands on his toes and no matter what the PT did she could not get his feet flat. He does not roll. While he is on his belly, he does not reach out in front of him nor does he extend his arms and push himself up.
They told me that these are conditions that could be fixed in a couple of weeks or could take a lot longer. Either way, they recommend that both babies receive physical therapy and that Kyle see an occupational therapist. Kyle's condition, if left untreated would have left him wheel-chair bound and unable to walk. Thank god we caught this in time.
Early Intervention is coming out again on the 31st to develop a plan and we'll go from there. Right now we are just trying to help them learn to roll over and doing various exorcises with them. It seems to be working. Kyle rolled from front to back for the first time yesterday.