Pool-time therapy if you want to call it that, began more than a decade ago after Connor’s diagnosis to ‘beat the heat’. We recognized he interacted with the family more playfully in those early days and made a great ‘connection’ with his daddy, within the pool. Up until that time I was his main intermediary and overly exhausted.
It started out as a small blow up pool big enough for us, my husband and I to sit in while our little ones played. Each year it became a larger and larger above ground pool and finally 3 years ago we put an in-ground pool in! It served us two-fold, to beat the heat and connecting with our Connor on deep levels!
I have found you do not need to spend a lot of time and money on therapies, certainly do only what you believe will be of benefit but not out of a feeling of fear or angst. Quality time, moments where you connect with your precious little one without placing expectations or conditions on them will create incredible moments connecting you with one another and will have far more benefits than hours of therapy where your child is anything but happy in the process.
Tracie ~ ♥