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Family Hope Center Progress Report


Back in June I went to Family Hope Center’s 3-day seminar for special needs families. We’ve been doing the creeping and crawling aspect of their therapy program. I have not added in any other new items. I was already careful with nutrition and had been working on better sleep right before I attended. 

We have also not made it all the way to the highest number of laps. With everything we had going on, I needed to focus on halfway and maintaining, instead of trying to force a higher number and us all ending the day exasperated. We’ll start building up again toward the end of January after our holiday and birthday season is over.

Has doing half of the laps five times a week made a difference?

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It has.

Dr. J now makes a fist correctly and can also do jumping jacks correctly.

Both of them have improved in coordination with throwing/catching, but it was extremely noticeable with my 5 year old.

I’m not sure if this is connected or not, but I think the creeping and crawling may also be affecting Dr. J’s ability to tolerate affection. He has recently let me give him kisses, not always wiping them off. He has also given me a few kisses and is “snuggling” more often. This is without starting his tactile therapy.

So, we’ve seen improvement in coordination and some reflexes, as well as possibly ability to tolerate affection, all from doing creeping and crawling halfway. I look forward to seeing what else happens next year!

Author: Jenny Herman

Jenny Herman is not anyone special or a hero. She's just a working special needs homeschool mom who uses the Power of One to "just keep swimming". Visit her blog to learn more.

4 thoughts on “Family Hope Center Progress Report

  1. Just curious how things are going since December. I’m very interested in the FHC. Thanks.

  2. Hi, I am curious we are attending the FHC 3day parenting conference and doing the 2 day evaluation of our daughter but we can’t go until June…would you recommend we buy the DVDs so we can get started? I have watched some of Mathews videos so we’ve started belly crawls and creeping, will the DVDs give us enough info for us to start sensory therapy too?
    Do you know how much the DVDs cost?

    • Sandy, I totally recommend the DVDs ahead of time. We did them before we went to parent training too, and it was a huge help. Yes, the DVDs give enough info to get you started 😉 You can check the FHC website for the Your Thriving Child DVD series. I believe it’s between $400-500, but it’s well worth it = you can review as much as you need to. And at least in the past, they give a discount on the parent training conference if you buy the DVDs too.

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