Do you like my diagram? I drew it myself. Ha! Not really.
I just liked it really because it shows how many sensory points there are within our bodies. My Occupational Therapist friends will probably yell at me for posting a stupid diagram.
But I really want to somehow show people how Ryley's body seems to be at the moment.
He is so ticklish at the moment, that changing him and dressing is even more difficult than it was before.
He is seeking out deep pressure and wants to wrestle and roll over me as soon as he gets home from school.
Partly, I think that is him unwinding himself from a busy day (most of us just prefer to sit and stare at the TV, go for a walk, or have a stiff drink (or is that one just me?).
And partly I think his body is changing a bit. He seems to be able to feel things more at the moment. For example if he slightly bumps himself, he screws his face up as if to say "that hurt". He seems to have more awareness of his body and how it works too. He watches what Braeden does so intently, and his body is trying to mimic the movements. It is actually quite amazing to watch.
I am, of course, using this opportunity to teach him some key word signing, and to help him more aware of his hands and how they work. Not to mention trying to help him connect his body parts and understand how they work.
I am not sure what has caused this change in Ryley's body, but he seems to really enjoy how his body does a bit more of what he wants it to.
(The wrestling is a killer though-he is a lot heavier and bigger than he used to be-not that he thinks he is!)