The Gym Between The Occupational Therapist ( Ot ) And An 8 Year Old Boy Named Jacob Essay
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1. This observation took place in the facility’s gym between the Occupational Therapist (OT) and an 8-year-old boy named Jacob. Jacob has been diagnosed with Autism. Jacob was standing on the balance beam, he had a claw in his hands picking up small been bags while maintaining his balance. The OT was standing a foot away from him and she (OT) was walking along side in case he was to fall. Jacob was telling the OT that he did not want to do it anymore, stepped off the beam and sat on the floor. The OT asked him to stand up, get back on the beam and finish what he was doing. Jacob said no and that he was tired. The OT told him that if he finished then he would pick what they were going to do next. Jacob looked at the OT smiled and asked if they could play the Wii. The OT said only if he got off the floor could they then play with the Wii. He got off the floor and then went to sit in a chair and still refused to continue the balance beam. The OT told Jacob that the session was about to be over and that they were not going to play the Wii because he did not follow directions.
2. This observation occurred between the OT and a child named Ian. Ian is 9 years old and does not have any specific diagnoses; the OT informed me that he just has minor cognitive delays as well as underdeveloped fine and gross motor skills. The OT also informed me that he was homeschooled by his mother. We were in the OT room and we were sitting at the table. We had just finished doing an obstacle course