I thought ST was for kids who couldn't speak clearly or at all but it turns out that isn't the case. Basically, they think Lucas is really smart for his age and he gets frustrated that we don't understand him more. ST will teach him and me ways to communicate more effectively. One of the main focuses will be on sign language. I tried to teach Lucas a few signs months ago but he was never into it. Today his PT taught him the sign for "more" and so far he has used it twice with us at home. They are just going to combine his speech therapy and physical therapy into one appointment.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Can You Hear Me Know?
Today was Lucas' first time back at physical therapy since the first head banging incident. This last week or so he has stopped banging his head except for every once in a while when he is made at us (for instance in the video I posted a few days ago of him crying. He head butts the Mr. Potato head he set in my lap.) Today at PT he tried it once on something soft but since he no longer gets a reaction like he did the first few times he did it he has moved on to hitting himself and his PT. (He's also hit us a few times at home when he gets frustrated.) The PT's solution to this is for him to go to speech therapy.