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Riley's New Car

Riley got his power chair on wednesday. I'm calling it his new car because it cost more than my car did when I bought it. I was a little worried that he would have troubles with it as far as holding the joystick but he did great for his first time. He can't hold his head up so they gave us this cool collar for him to wear. When we first put him in it his reaction was "wow!" and he kept going around in circles. Check out the video for a closer look.
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Riley has a new phrase..."I DID IT!" He's so proud of himself when he does something all by his self. He also shortens the phrase so when you ask him something he says "I did." He is also starting to put other letter sounds together to form phrases. We don't know what the phrases are but he seems to know what he's talking about. Here is a list of all the words he can say.
1. Hi
2. Umm
3. I did it
4. Mom
5. Dad
6. Papa
7. Puppy
8. Kitty
9. Baby

Our goal with speech therapy is to to have his vocabulary at 15 words with in the next 6 months when he's up for evaluation again. He truly is growing up to be a little boy.