Maddox has microthalmia and colobomas in both eyes
April 19, 2019
Maddox quickly finds his teacher
Maddox (27 months old with mobility visual impairment) is seen freely exploring an empty skateboard park. His physical therapist arrives, calks to him from a distance. He walks towards her, his belt cane helps him find a clear path to reach her.
Before belt cane
January 6, 2019
Walking freely without a cane
Maddox (24 months with mobility visual impairment) is seen slowly walking in familiar home. Maddox crosses open space without a mobility tool, has over ten collisions and three falls.
January 9, 2019
PVC AMD attached with velcro
Maddox's PT tried out the idea of wearing canes by making her own. Maddox does not wear it long. He crosses open space without a mobility tool, he is very quiet and plays with a ball toy. He does not interact socially with the PT or his mom.
Three-sided wheeled walker Maddox is asked to push a three-sided wheeled, hand-crafted AMD during physical therapy. He continues to turn away and exit the the walker space. Mom stated that he had been successful pushing this AMD previously.
After belt cane
February 12, 2019
Wearing the belt cane at home
As Maddox moves about his home wearing his belt cane, he appears to become agitated only once, after making his way to the kitchen by himself, his mom moves away to the living room without any of his usual warm fuzzy rewards.
February 18, 2019
Wearing the cane at therapy
Maddox wears his belt cane during physical therapy. The yellow ribbon gets tangled as he moves about. He has been wearing his belt cane for about six days.
February 28, 2019
Walking freely wearing a belt cane
Maddox (25 months with mobility visual impairment) is seen roaming freely in an unfamiliar environment. His mood is happy, not once did he asked to be picked up.
March 7, 2019
Providing a specific destination Maddox is seen walking at home. His mom prompts him to find a toy in his room, he uses his cane to find a clear path. His response time improves after she says the name of the toy and names the specific room to go find the toy.