I know that I said all Wordless Wednesdays this month would be about Sign Language…but I think the class I was going to teach will be canceled (due to lack of enrollment). 🙁 So I am going to share something from yesterday.
Yesterday marked a very sad day. After 6 years of working privately with a young lady, I had my last speech therapy session with her yesterday. She will be moving far, far away in a few weeks. She uses high-technology Augmentative Communication (along with sign language, and picture boards). I have seen her grow and develop so much in her language skills in the last 6 years. Although therapists at one point in her early life did not think she’d be successful with Augmentative Communication, she now is speaking in 10+ word sentences, correctly using tenses, verbs, descriptions, etc. A lot of this growth has been in her teenage years.
She is an awesome young lady and I hope one day I’ll have another client as fun and hardworking as her.
Here is a story that I made for her and gave her yesterday:
Once upon a time, there was a lovely lady.
She lived in a beautiful, but rainy place.
She loved to race people,
laugh at jokes,
and talk to her friends.
The lady used many rockin’ communication systems to tell her jokes and talk to her friends.
People thought that her communication systems were cool, but not as cool as her.
One day, the lady told everyone she was moving far away.
Everyone was so sad to hear this news.
But we knew that she needed to be shared with others around the world.
I wish you great happiness in your new home. At night, I will open my window and listen for your laughter from far away.