Annabel loves her Ms. Carol, her speech therapist. She works very hard and she stays very focused(unless the camera is around, as you can tell)! Most of these games involve music. Annabel loves music and she loves to clap! One of the games involve a monkeys face and Annabel places cookies, french fries, pizza, apples etc. into the monkeys mouth. Another game involves bubbles, up in the air, on her nose, on her toes, etc. One involves the puppy, he can roll, he can run, he can jump..., the other is saying HI to many objects called HI TO YOU! She loves to play with her puzzle. She has to remove the piece Ms. Carol tells her, such as duck (trying to repeat the word), apple, puppy, boat, etc. After picking each object and handing it to Ms. Carol, then she must pull this scarf through the whole to reinforce the object. When she began this game with the puzzle, besides not knowing the objects, she couldn't pull the scarf through the hole. (She has a weak upper body) She can now pull it through each time with her right and left hand.
We really don't know if Annabel will ever be able to communicate through speech, but one thing we do know is she tries very hard at learning. She stays focused and works so hard when she is feeling well. We are certainly grateful for Ms. Carol and all the love and support she gives to Annabel and our family.