Joseph is a lovable 4-year-old who enjoys being cuddled, spoken to, sung to, and held. He responds well to musical toys and contrasting colors. Joseph benefits from being with other children. He does not get upset easily, but when he does, he can quickly be calmed or redirected. Joseph is slowly learning to speak.
Nonambulatory, Joseph requires the assistance of his wheelchair, leg braces, hand splints, and body jacket to help him maintain his posture and standing abilities. Although his main source of nutrition is through a tube, he does receive some oral feeding as well, and enjoys the texture of different foods.