When he's not at Froedtert we are working with him at home at least once a day on OT & speech plus he has a couple of really good speech app's that he can use to practice on his own. He is able to say a couple of words hi, bye and night. He is also able to repeat some words in therapy. At this point beginning sounds are being worked on. He had his first speech evaluation last week and has passed 20 of 21 goals so he is progressing. Aphasia is a long road but every day seems to bring a small accomplishment and that is what we want to see. He is able to read and comprehension is good so we are thankful for that.
OT is working on building strength in the right arm He has movement through the wrist and the hope is that some finger movement will come back. PT works with him on strengthening his endurance. His right leg is doing well but his foot tends to drag just a little bit when he gets fatigued.
Tom continues to work hard and maintain a good attitude. Keep him in your prayers!