Monday, October 26, 2009

The Pay Off

Well, I cried in Auditory-Verbal therapy last week and I did it again this morning in Physical therapy! And, no, I don't think it's the pregnancy hormones! It is absolutely amazing to see the changes in our little boy. Things are really coming together for him. Last week in AVT, he was so expressionative with Krissa and willing to verbalize about everything! Such a change from our silent boy!
This morning in PT was similar with many good changes. First of all, William is pretty reserved and it generally takes him a bit to warm up to people. He actually treated Laci like she wasn't so bad today. And he worked hard for her: standing on his own without hyperextending his knees, standing up and sitting down on his own without using anything to pull up on, and maintaining a squatting position for several minutes. The change is remarkable! Last week, Liesa adjusted his orthotics, making several cuts and changes. He has actually enjoyed wearing them since. I am very excited to see the upcoming changes! It makes all the trips completely worthwhile!

"...and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious." Exodus 22:27b


  1. That is great news! Way to go William!

  2. Arizona ConnectionOctober 27, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    What a difference the right tools make! Thank heavens for those dedicated individuals who can do so much to help others. And needless to say, you and your family are right there participating and giving the support that aids William's wonderful progress!! I know William can tell the difference and that motivates him too. William is a hope giver! He truely brightens the day. I know you have "bad" days and I am truly sorry for that but William is also a ray of sunshine!
    God Bless,

  3. Wow- what an exciting week. It is great to hear that William's thearapies are really paying off.

  4. Thank you for making this blog! I am a grad student training to be an SLP right now. I am also being trained to work with children who have hearing loss. I am even more excited to get out into the work field after reading your blog! What a neat story :) Does the Mayo Clinic have a great auditory verbal therapy program? I will have the opportunity to go and do an externship and I would love to come up to Rochester b/c my brother and his family live there. Keep up the great work, it is paying off I can tell!

  5. I do not know about Mayo's AVT - we went for health and physical reasons. We do, however, have an excellent AVT program near where we live (about 2 hours) that works with the doctor who did his implants. I hope things go well for you with SLP.


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