Thanks to ECI, Brooks now colors, plays with his cars and can sign.
Brooks has speech therapy and occupational therapy – along with service coordination through ECI.
During a recent session with his OT, Amy, Brooks practiced coloring with a marker and bouncing on his toy rocking horse.
“Brooks has sensory issues, so we do games and activities to make him more comfortable,” Amy said. “He has come a long way!”
He also played in a sensory box filled with beans – which helps him respond better to touching different textures. We practice scooping beans with a spoon. He doesn’t know it, but that’s how we are working on skills to help with self-feeding.
Brooks also has learned some sign language, such as “more” and “eat.”
Recently, his mom said she was talking to her husband about how they needed more of something, and here comes Brooks signing “more” – participating in the family conversation.