Cute Jacob was a little, premature baby. When he went home, he wasn’t progressing very quickly and his family thought he had motor delays related to his prematurity. But, after being in the Baby Watch program for a year, Jacob was diagnosed with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The family moved from Provo to Payson during that year, and Jacob was having a hard time adjusting to a new place and a new physical therapist.
Kim, a wonderful Kids Who Count physical therapist, was able to pick up where their Provo specialist left off and Jacob was walking by 30 months!
“Working with the Baby Watch program (through Kids Who Count) has helped us, as parents, better target our sons needs as he has worked through his cerebral palsy limitations,” his mother, Jessica, said. “When we started Baby Watch, our one-year-old son wasn’t even rolling back to tummy. Now at almost three years old, he’s walking, doing stairs, and working on running and jumping!”
Did you know Kids Who Count is one of 16 local programs under the Utah Department of Health Baby Watch Early Intervention program? All 16 programs serve infants and toddlers up to age three. Each year, Kids Who Count helps hundreds of families like Jacob’s with concerns about their young child’s development.