ABR has now put together a very comprehensive manual for each family. The manual is inside a chunky, three-ring binder and is positively full of information. They have lots of theory, complete with pictures, in there. This is great for people like me who are so visually-oriented. They are also giving up handouts that outline all of our exercises.
The best part, though, is that they gave us our first-ever progress file.
As far as hours go, these pictures represent about 220 hours of manual time. I did almost all of it in front of the TV, sitting on the couch. Actually, I think there's a permanent impression in my couch from the all the ABR time. An ass-print if you will (thank you, Chandler).
- Began being able to commando-crawl independently for several yards.
- Can sit in grocery cart although we don't let him because he tries to lick it.
- Can sit upright with only a small amount of support at waist level.
- Improved vision use.
- Began rolling onto his stomach. Can roll in both directions (does have a preference, though).
- Sits on his butt as opposed to his lower back.
- Rides comfortably in a car seat.
- Reaches for items of interest.
- Gets into the four-point crawl position (no crawling yet).
- Crawls up a step and pulls into a high kneel.
- Prop sits for extended periods of time.
So are these things worth the time and money? Every family has to decide that for themselves. For us, the answer is definitely yes. If you any questions about ABR, please don't hesitate.
Lengthening of the neck from the front and the back. The front looks better, but I've done very little work on the back of the neck. Most of its improvement is incidental.
Decrease in the diamond shape of his torso.
Increased appearance of chin and jaw line.