|Speech Therapy app on Bob's IPad|
It shows a picture and then says the word when you tap it.
A faithful follower of my blog, Dan from Illinois, e-mailed after that blog post and said that he and some folks he knew would love to send Bob an IPad (not brand new but refurbished) and asked me if it needed to be an IPad or if something similar would do, and would an older refurbished one work? I don't know anything about this new technology so told him I would ask the ST at our next appointment.
Lo and behold, we settled our lawsuit before Bob's next ST appointment! So then, I felt it would be a bit greedy to accept Dan's offer. But I also knew that Bob really wanted that IPad and it would be 60-90 days before we see any money and then a lot of other things to buy/take care of first, I mean an IPad will not be first on my list. So, I wrote back to Dan and said if they really still wanted to do this for Bob, I know Bob would be thrilled and promised, after we had some money, I would donate the IPad to some other person who needed it, but couldn't afford it, for speech therapy. And I left it up to Dan.
And Friday, a refurbished IPad was delivered to our door. I got the package and told Bob it was his present and opened it in front of him. He saw it and said, "COOL!" And wanted to use it right away --- though I had to charge it up and after that, I had to figure out how it worked and get it connected to our internet (um 45 minutes on the phone with an IT guy from Verizon---aargh) but got it going and have now downloaded three free speech therapy apps...
|Bob working on the IPad|
And I want to thank Dan, Dan's sister and his niece and his church, who all donated to make this happen. THANK YOU so very much! And Bob thanks you too! He is really having fun! And it is challenging his brain. I leave the room and hear him talking to the IPad. I love it!
And after this lawsuit and seeing how evil people can be, it is so good to know there are good people out there.
And PS: I know Bob's neck looks terrible in that photo and it is terrible, has gotten so much worse, but he is scheduled for another Botox treatment June 30 after which he's scheduled for "aggressive" therapy. I already talked to his PT about this, and he wants Bob in immediately after Botox and everyday that first week for some serious neck stretching. And I do hope this will help...... fingers crossed!