Dontay, is a 15-year-old boy who joined the Medical Day Healthcare (MDHC) program in June 2013 and was often to himself and had difficulty communicating and interacting with his peers. Dontay receives physical, speech and occupational therapy to work on various goals and to improve his overall independence, and since starting the program, Dontay continues to meet his goals daily.
When Dontay began at MDHC, he was on a pureed diet and we had a difficult time finding foods he could eat, now he is eating solid foods and is still expanding his pallet. His speech therapist have been working on his communication and because of Dontay’s hard work, we have seen great improvements; Dontay is able to express himself more clearly and interact with others. Dontay is also meeting his goals in occupational and physical therapy; in occupational therapy, he is making improvements in sequencing, memory and recall, he has also learned his address and phone number. In physical therapy, he is highly motivated and has displayed improvements in strength and endurance.
The MDHC team has seen Dontay exude confidence since beginning the program. He is social, outgoing, and a happy teenager who now loves to sing karaoke and performing for others. We are so proud of all of Dontay’s hard work.