Those of you who have been following my blog for a while know that Henry had some trouble learning to become mobile. When he was around 11 months old he still hadn’t learned to roll over from back to tummy, and had not learned to crawl, scoot, pull up, cruise or walk. I could plop him in one spot and he would stay exactly there.
So, we started the process to get him some Physical Therapy so he could become mobile. We were put in touch with the NC Infant Toddler Program. They came out to evaluate Henry, and then got the ball rolling from a Physical Therapist to meet with him once a week. Everything went really well, and by the time he was 17 months, Henry graduated from the program.
Now that Ben is just about 8 months old, I’m seeing some of the same “warning signs” that we saw with Henry. Ben still hasn’t learned to roll over from back to tummy. He only kind of reaches for people if we hold our arms out. He’s been screaming if we even try to put him on his tummy for Tummy Time. Seriously, if you start to lower him on the floor he’ll do an ear piercing scream before he’s even on the ground. So, just to allay my fears, I’ve contacted the Infant Toddler Program again to see if we can get Ben assessed.
I’ve called and sent out emails, and hopefully I’ll hear back from them soon so that we can get the ball rolling.