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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.

March 13, 2019

Walking independently in a store
Maddox moves about the grocery store exploring how to integrate his vision into his motor planning. He is able to stand still and look up.
Exploring his local grocery store
Maddox is walking around grocery with ease. He is exploring how to integrate his vision and motor skills. He can be heard vocalizing throughout most of this video.
Walking on cement sidewalk
Short video taken outside the grocery store showing him working to keep the belt cane frame in front as he walks and explores outside.
Standing-up wearing his belt cane
Maddox's face of accomplishment, his smile and laugh are all proof he is proud of himself.

March 16, 2019

Solo playing with toys
It may appear awkward, but he continues to smile as he gets down and stands back up again to locate toys and practice his independent motor skills during his free playtime.