Three-year old Zoe loves horses and Peppa Pig. She is a happy, quiet child who has a genetic disorder that shows symptoms similar to Autism. Both Zoe and her older brother Romeo have received services through Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Services and now Targeted Case Management.
Zoe has mobility difficulties which require the need for SMO foot braces. These braces provide support to the heel and arch of Zoe’s feet to improve her mobility and balance. Rainbows’ Infant/Toddler Physical Therapist was able to help strengthen Zoe’s muscles and recommend the braces. Through Targeted Case Management, Rainbows has helped provide the special shoes and socks needed for Zoe to use the braces. “Zoe couldn’t walk straight,” said Monica, Zoe’s mother. “Through therapy and the braces, she is walking a lot better now.”
Zoe also has difficulty focusing and speaking, which her mother believes is connected to hearing and vision issues. With help from Katie Bally, Speech Language Pathologist, and Patrick Washington, Audiologist, Zoe’s speech has improved and the family now understands her hearing challenges.
“Zoe now goes to OK Elementary School for half a day and is also communicating more wants and needs,” said Emma Low, Zoe’s Targeted Case Manager. “I’ve been thrilled to be a part of Zoe’s journey and witness her continued progress.”