Our Easter Seals staff is amazing! We are so proud of the work they do daily. This is regarding a client in many of our programs that has Down syndrome, vision impairment and is on the autism spectrum. His mother also happens to be our BridgingApps Program Director.
“I have recently started working with Vincent on his knee, He has had a subluxed patella four times, and the last one being the worst. When I evaluated Vincent, he was very shy and didn’t want to participate or engage in physical therapy. We did the evaluation in the hall outside of the PT gym, because that was as close as we could get him at the time. I talked to him, reassured him, and made fun games out of the evaluation. We finally got him in the gym to work on the mat. Mom was concerned about him lying on the floor because this is not something he willingly does at home, but I was able to make a fun game out of it, and mom participated as well. Now the whole family is doing Vincent’s home exercise program! I have only just begun working with Vincent, and we are going at his pace for therapy. He now calls me Ms. Streisand, and I just roll with it because kids can call me anything they want to if it will get them to work, play, and have fun!”
Missy Dafler, PT, DPT, C/NDT, CKTP