The past several nights Ryan has done a remarkable job of maintaining control of his head while we had him sitting up in his bed. We were so impressed that we felt it worthy of capturing on video. The video you’re about to see is from Friday night and is five minutes long (but just watching it for a couple of minutes would be enough). After taking a minute to get him awake, Ryan did as we hoped.
Head control is a big deal. It is a (possible) indicator that Ryan has, at least some, spatial awareness. This is knowing or reacting to where he is in space.
As good as this video from Friday night is, last night was even better. Much, much better. Ryan not only maintained head control for over eight minutes, but did so dynamically. By this, I mean he makes adjustments to keep his head stable and up as I periodically bump and shake him (I did a little bit of this in above video). We didn’t directly video record this. However, it was captured and recorded on our surveillance. I just need to sit down and learn how to download this (or any) footage.
One other thing I observed from watching this… I need a flippin’ haircut. Bad! I look like some 1970’s Metal Band rocker.