Another thing we learnt today, that the meltdown she had the night before - something that HAS never happened before, was because her sensory system is waking up. In the past she would never get absorbed into what was happening or what happened with drink, she was shut down from all sensory activities that would upset her.
So with that explained, I will go on and talk about today's therapy session.
We made a food face, which Emma called "Elizabeth". This is Elizabeth.
Aint she just beautiful.
Emma made it herself and had lots of interaction with different food stuffs.
|Its the face|
|Go the cheese whip|
|and spread it around with our special tool - knife|
|luncheon meat - wet and slimy|
|Gotta wipe my hands - did not like the slimy wet feel of the luncheon|
|Go the mayonnaise - its face cream|
|Another special utensil to help|
|Dried strawberries for the mouth|
|Bubble gum liquorice for the eyes|
|Currants for the eyeballs|
|Lots of sprinkles for blush|
|and more sprinkles|
|Dried noodles for eyelashes (and nose hair?????)|
|Twirly carrots for hair|
As you can see she did very well with all the different textures and varieties of food given to her... as long as she has her cloth to wipe on that is all that matters.....
She then walked around the centre showing everyone her lovely food face.... everyone was sooo happy with her and her artwork...
This just shows that her tolerance for handling different foods is there.. we just need to build on it...
Go Emma !!!!