Mona is a sweet, kind little girl who came to the Boston Ability Center following a stroke resulting in right-sided weakness. At the time of her initial evaluation, she was unable to transition into sitting independently and crawling.
With the help of Mona’s BAC therapists, she is now crawling and using her right hand to eat fruit loops!
Watch a video of Mona crawling!
Mona’s mom states, “Mona has come such a long a way since her start at BAC. Mona had a stroke at birth and presents with weakness on her right side. Thanks to BAC‘s research-based and individualized therapy, Mona is now crawling, kneeling, and independently using her right hand to grasp. The therapists are sensitive, motivating, and passionate. My husband and I look forward to her therapy visits to watch Mona laugh, play, develop, and to learn strategies and exercises to do at home. Thank you BAC!”
Mona’s therapists look forward to continuing to watch her grow.
Stay tuned for other featured children that are achieving leaps and bounds at the Boston Ability Center!
Kaila is a student at MGH Institute of Health Professions completing her doctorate degree in physical therapy. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Education Studies from Colorado College in 2013. Her interest in physical therapy stems from her background volunteering and working in adaptive sports over the past ten years. As a ski instructor, she specializes in teaching those with developmental delays and visual impairments. She is excited to be joining BAC for her third and final clinical affiliation. She completed her previous two affiliations at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital- Cape Cod and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. In her free time, you’ll likely find Kaila coaching out on the ski mountain, backpacking across mountains, or reading a book.
We look forward to having Kaila a part of our BAC team!
Tinfoil boats are perfect for this rainy day. One friend proudly put 46 pennies in the “SS Sweet Baby”!
Reviewing the session plan is key to keeping on track while working on our goals! Many of our friends at the Boston Ability Center benefit from a first-then visual schedule to maintain attention and ease transition between treatment activities. Current plan below: “First swing, then hammock!”
Our volunteers not only spend dedicated hours to BAC being a huge support to staff, but they also make work a lot of fun. Learn more about our volunteers below and if you are interested in joining our wonderful team contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Jason! He has been to Nicaragua on a Habitat for Humanity Trip and is in the 99th percentile for height.
Welcome Soo! She has lived in four states : California, Maryland, Colorado and Massachusetts. She enjoys kayaking and was born in South Korea.
Meet Emili! Her favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate. She is from Chicago and has 3 younger siblings.
Say “Hi!” to Deziray! She is from Canada and plays ice hockey at BU. Her favorite animal is a monkey.
It’s Summer at the BAC! To celebrate the first day of summer, we had a lemonade stand with our friends!
Stephanie K, one of our occupational therapists, is targeting motor planning and sequencing with this activity while also incorporating pretend play. This child was encouraged to find hidden sandwich pieces around the gym and sequence them together in the correct order to make a delicious sandwich! Maybe Rody will want a bite! 🙂