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Wow, wow, wow!!! Words are a struggle to come by after the world wind that has been the last week and half. Team Filbert had the privilege of having Julie Sando, from Natural Play Therapy, to our home to train us in how to best help Filbert in the playroom. We learned so much! Julie is down to earth, observant, insightful, loving, caring, genuine, and so on point; it is awesome! She taught us how to take our play to the next level by really taking time to observe Filbert, model play, and invite him to play in a concrete way. During our training we all came up with individual goals of things we would like Filbert to learn. The fun began this past week with implementing our learning and beginning to teach him new things. His response has been astounding. He is redefining rising to the occasion. Not only is he allowing us to model play; he is watching intently and often participating! He has done more new things in the last week than in the last month, it feels like! The amount of social motivation we are seeing is so encouraging and it is breeding an onslaught of language along with it. I find myself observing the volunteers working with him and crying joyfully during almost every session. It’s like Julie gave us the code to unlock his understanding of how to play. I have no idea what the next few weeks or months will bring, but I am excited about implementing our new understanding of the stages of play and how to encourage Filbert, should he want to, to engage us on a new level. I could not feel more blessed by her coming and our amazing Team Filbert sharing that enthusiasm! Updates to come :)!
For more info on Natural Play Therapy visit Julie’s website: http://www.naturalplaytherapy.com/