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In the supine position, Amelia’s head and trunk were in neutral as she flexed her lower extremities to play with her feet. This provided lots of sensory stimulation and helped identify her body parts and encourage proprioception. Her neck, trunk, arms, and wrists were extended in the prone position while her hips and knees were flexed slightly. She transitioned from the quadruped to sitting position quite often throughout the lab but mostly remained in the quadruped position. This deemed to be her favorite and allowed for optimal movement. When sitting Amelia’s trunk was unsupported as her lower extremities extended. She also sat in a figure four sitting position with one knee extended and the other flexed. While standing her lower and upper…show more content…
She was interested in the fabric sensory book that allowed her to explore different textures and high contrast colors. She also was fascinated with the students papers and crumbling them. There was a hand clapper toy that she occasionally went after. Danielle hid an object under a book to demonstrate that Amelia understood the concept of object permanence as she removed the book to retrieve the object. Amelia would often clap objects together such as two balls and transfer them from one hand to another. She played with her pacifier and was chewing on a orange cup providing sensory…show more content…
She moved around the room associating with the students and instructors on the mat, but kept close to her mother. Amelia showed no signs of stranger or separation anxiety. She was a very happy baby and was always smiling. She interacted well with the other babies present, creeping along side Denim as they were discovering the toys scattered along the mat. Although Amelia was in an unfamiliar environment, she did not cry; she adapted well and was eager to play and move. The speech patterns and vocalizations Amelia presented in lab coincided with the expectations of her age group. Her mother said that she understood the meaning of no and could say dada and mama, but Amelia did not say any of these words in lab. She produced long strings of gibberish and babbling as if she were trying to say words in her
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