Clover, 2 years old, receives physical therapy through Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Services for Hypotonia. Hypotonia is a state of low muscle tone, often involving reduced muscle strength. Clover has been with Rainbows for a little over a year. Since beginning therapy her parents have seen tremendous changes. Clover went from crawling to walking right away and her speech and cognition have finally caught up with other children her age. Her family has also benefited from her treatment by learning exercises to do with Clover at home. “It has been so helpful learning how to practically and creatively apply different exercises my daughter can do right here in our own home,” says Clover’s mother Charlene.
Clover is patient and persistent, these qualities have helped her excel in such a short amount of time. Clover never gets discouraged. She will patiently try over and over again until she has accomplished whatever task is at hand, this attitude has been such an advantage to her physical progression with Hypotonia. Clover doesn't know that that it takes her body longer to acquire a skill, or that her body has to work harder than her peers doing the same activity.
Clover’s mother is very appreciative of the Rainbows staff. “They are smart, creative, well-educated, and genuinely interested in the well-being of our child and family,” says Clover’s mother Charlene. Clover also enjoys building towers with her duplo blocks and playing with her little playmobil people. Her most prized possession is her pink teddy bear named “Tee” that goes everywhere with her.