I haven't posted a video of Bob speaking in quite awhile as I had problems with my camera, but finally, here is a video I took yesterday: (Click on the YouTube icon if you have technical difficulties with the videos. This will take you right to YouTube for better sound and picture quality.)
Compare to this one, taken 9 months ago:
Improvements all around, I think. Not to mention---man, did his hair grow! ha!
Since around June, when the last "professional" Speech Therapist bailed out, we have not had the time to do any "traditional" speech therapy. We used to do about 45 minutes each day, but since Bob developed his neck issues, we spend that time now doing neck stretching exercises and PT... Instead, I have been implementing Mark Ittleman's "Teaching of Talking" techniques, which is basically pushing Bob to speak in complete sentences all day long. A sort of slipping speech therapy in sideways, if you will.
All I can say, it seems to be working.
Meanwhile, still no word if he will be able to continue at Rehab...... aargh.