Therapy days are Mondays and Wednesdays, and Bob starts with an hour of Speech Therapy. The ST has really been challenging Bob and he really loves the process. They are now working on getting Bob to form complete spontaneous sentences, instead of his usual one or two words. She works with photos and pictures and a chart reading "Who" "Action" and "What", basically trying to get Bob to come up with sentences like "The guys (who) are playing (action) football (what)". She is also working a lot on "categories", having Bob say as many words in a category as he can think of, example: "animals". Speech Therapy is fun, filled with lots of laughter, and Bob tries really hard to impress the ST.
|Singing on the NuStep!|
After Speech, he has an hour of PT. Starting with 10 minutes on the NuStep, during which Bob entertains the whole therapy room by singing. Yes, singing! And I mean, he is belting them out. Starting with 1970's classic rock songs like Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple) and I'm 18 (Alice Cooper) or old show tunes, like Singing in the Rain and once, that Seven Dwarves song that goes "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go".
He has made a hit with all the therapists who egg him on and ask for song requests!
|At the parallel bars|
I was a bit worried he might not be able to do this one, but he managed to pull it off! That, without toppling on the floor!
PT ends with some neck stretching and upper body work.
All in all, Bob is feeling much better and enjoying both therapies very much. I do hope we can keep it going for awhile...