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Matias quiet observations free play

Matias stays connected to the mini trampoline, bouncing and talking to himself in both Spanish and English. He is able to cross open space, but we observe that he maintains contact with objects. He does not independently cross open space.
Matias is blind, 20 months old, is being quietly observed in his playroom. He stays connected to his chair and mini trampoline, bouncing and talking to himself. He does not appear to move unless he is in contact with an object.
Matias is seen moving about the playroom with a push toy. He only briefly stood and walked with it, mostly he kneel-walked or was stationary. He was able to physically reposition the push toy to locate a clear path. The toy was bulky and difficult to maneuver. Matias was observed mouthing the toy, as well as, eye pressing and eye poking when seated or lying on the toy.
The family quietly observed their 21-month-old Matias, who is blind (no light perception), in the family playroom lying on the push toy.
 Matias lies or sits on the push toy, engages in eye pressing and eye poking.
He sought out a new toy, did not use his push toy as an assistive mobility device. Does not cross open space freely.
Matias does not cross open space freely. He is not playing age-appropriately.
Matias does not cross open space freely. He is not playing age-appropriately.
Matias does not cross open space freely. He is not playing age-appropriately.
Matias is being quietly observed (21-months-old and blind (no light perception), in the family playroom. He sought out new toys by maintaining contact (cruising), but did not use his push toy as an assistive mobility device to move across open space.
The family quietly observed their 21-month-old Matias, who is blind (no light perception), in the family playroom. He is not playing, he is standing, shifting his weight. He appears to want to move, he takes his hands off the play oven, but quickly returns them. He has no way to freely cross open space to seek out other objects or people.
At two years old, his method of staying low to the floor might be called crawling, but although he is able to stand up and walk, he does not cross open space freely. He has no path information unless he feels his way as seen here.
Matias, who is blind (no light perception), is in the family playroom. Matias is very cautious and his manner of moving about suggests a lack of confidence in his ability to walk freely in the playroom. He is very smart, he uses his furniture to help him move about and as landmarks to locate his trampoline. To cross open space he either crawls low to the floor or pushes a toy. The push toy is difficult for him to maneuver, as he uses it only very briefly.
November 8, 2018