The vision therapist brought over a loaner stander on Monday and the PT tried her in it for her first time. Maria loved it! We strapped her in on her back then brought her up to about a 60-70 degree angle and she got this intense look of concentration on her face. The PT has a toy piano, and Maria was going nuts on it. Since she doesn’t have to focus so much on keeping herself upright, she can concentrate more on manipulating things. Maria kept getting so excited about everything. We kept her in it about 30 minutes then let her out. I tried it again with Cathy that night and Maria wasn’t quite as enthusiastic, but I think I may have had the straps wrong so it was uncomfortable. The nanny has worked with kids in standers before so should do well with it. We’ll try her in it 1-2 times a day for 20-30 minutes, then slowly increase the amount as she learns to tolerate it. We have pictures which I hope to put up this weekend.