Thursday, July 10, 2008

NICU developmental assessment

Today we went in for another NICU followup. The news is very good: Sumner and Jack are still behind in the gross motor department, Sumner especially since he isn't walking yet. We knew that would happen though. Both are ahead for fine motor, and Jack for cognitive. Ahead of chronological age. She was sightly concerned again about some repetitive behaviors Sumner does and their association on the autism spectrum. While in no way do we think Summy's autistic, there are a few behaviors we'll work to modify. She also commented on their "temper tantrums" stating they were both ahead of the curve for those...they fit more in the 18 month old category.

Overall, it was a great visit. As soon as I get the "official" report, I'll post more.

4 comments:

Collegegirl said...

Do NOT worry about Autism. Some kiddos just do different things. Also-on the walking subject, some just do not walk at the age that the books say. He will catch up!
HANG IN THERE!!!
~Elyse~

the schirano triplets said...

great news!!!

Harris Boys said...

haha love how they are ahead in the temper tantrum area...we're right there with ya! but in reality what kid isn't. otherwise great news!

Jared & Becky said...

Glad it went well overall. I am looking forward to our 3rd assessment in the fall. Don't these preemies amaze you :)