THEO – By his helper
When I first took the job as Theo’s helper his sitting up position wasn’t very good; he needed support all the time and his head hung down; his arms and hands were weak and he couldn’t use them functionally; his speech wasn’t clear and he could only use single words to say something. I was very excited when I found out that I was to use TST to help him.
Changes with TST – Language amazing
After beginning TST, Theo is sitting up independently and very straight with his chin up (his head control has improved a lot). Theo also has better arm and hand control and can use his arms and hands to balance himself while sitting.
Theo’s language now is amazing. He speaks clearly with very mature sentences and can have a proper conversation with anyone. Theo makes up his own stories while playing before bedtime and does a very good job with reading simple sentences. He has recently started to be interested in spelling words and using a computer (especially writing letters, diary etc.)
Confident and Independent
The last 3 times we went to Advance for more TST exercises, Theo came with me on a train. He finds it more adventurous to travel by bus and train than just be driven by car.
Theo has become very talkative to other people, he likes to ask questions and remembers well. For example he will ask. “Why do we need a ticket?” or “Why does the ticket inspector have a whistle and does the train stops every time?” or “How was your day today, did you go to work?”
Theo is now confident and independent. He is interested in people and their work and is always fascinated by something new.
I am very proud of him and so happy to see his improvements with TST, it is lovely to work with a child with a personality like Theo and to watch his progress.