However, Liam has been showing a lot of determination to learn to stand on his own two feet. He really wants to take off running especially when he sees other kids close to his age taking off. I decided to put together a little riding toy to see if it would encourage him get used to the idea of using his legs. It came with rockers to attach to the wheels to start off as a rocking toy, but Liam didn't care for that function. So I took off the rockers and here is the result.
Now, even his Physical Therapist questions whether he will even need the customized stander by the time it arrives. Even during therapy sessions when she stands him on his feet, he no longer resists and instead continues to instinctively push down into his feet increasingly bearing more of his own weight through his legs.
|Practice standing in Physical Therapy (look at his arm bending!)|
|Bending his elbow! (He's only crying because he was cranky. He gets this range in his elbow by himself).|
|Customized elbow splint.|
|Playing with the splint on.|