We've tried many different therapies over the last few years since my son's injury. Some have worked, some haven't, some - despite huge efforts to try and organise - have not even got going (where are you Interactive Metronome instructors???!!!).
A few weeks ago my son came to me and told me he was going to take up lawn bowls.... He was previously a ten pin bowler so it seemed logical... He researched it himself, found a local club and started going to watch. He went for a taster session and discovered that he was very good at it - so is now being coached so that he can take part in competitions this summer.
If the weather is good, the Lawn Bowling green is a wonderful place to be! There is a lot of skill involved and it's good exercise (you can walk miles during a game). As a member of the club, my son can use the facilities at any time - whether or not anyone else is able to play. A practise session when the lawns are quiet, listening to the birds singing in the trees around you, is very relaxing - though the competitions can get quite stressful and lively!
My lovely Dad passed away at Christmas and amongst his belongings (that we are still sorting through) there was a set of lawn green bowling balls in a bag. None of us knew Dad had them, to our knowledge he never used them. So we gave them to Ben last week and guess what?... They are the right size and fit his hands perfectly. He's now bowling with them. Dad's obviously still keeping an eye on us all...
Ps My son also just had his third weeks swimming session. He hated every minute of the first two weeks! But this week things began to change... He swam a width, unaided and with ALL his limbs going in the right direction at the right time! He was COORDINATED! Woohoo! Perseverance pays off.