Motor planning is challenging for her, and sometimes I can see the wheels turning in her head as she thinks through all the steps involved in a new movement or skill.
Yes, her posture needs some work. And Coach has been trying to get her to hold her arms up for a year. Recently, she told Coach that holding up her arms is easier. We theorize that she needed time to develop some abdominal strength in order to hold her arms out more easily.
She has begun to experiment with her body using some of the new skills. Coach taught her to slalom a couple of weeks ago, and I see my girl leaning this way and that on the ice, using that new skill for fun.
Look at my girl *smile*
Coach suggested she bend her knees until the turn, and then stand up straight and cross her arms. I think I can see the wheels turning in my girl's head as she thinks through the different steps:
Today's session ended abruptly with a fall after my girl caught a toe pick on the ice. She landed hard on her knee. On the drive home, she asked for a wheelchair. She is fine, tonight, no wheelchair necessary.