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I feel like we've waited a lifetime for this.
Thank you, Drs Blackstone, Luo, Canchola, Wilkerson and Roman-Lantzy for conducting and publishing this study.
And to do the families, therapist, professors and teachers who participated. Each of you laid a brick on the road which will lead to more of our kids with CVI gaining access to robust communication systems which meet their unique and specific needs.
To great things for our kids in the future!!!!
It's so important for our AAC users to be able to express themselves beyond their wants. We have been working on this for a while. We usually hear about "like" but "don't like" is just as important!
We have a lot of hard stuff headed our way. I was so proud of my girl, she had an IV placed, was hungry and frustrated with a two hour procedure delay.
"I don't like it."
Did you catch that???
I hear you, babe. Me either. I don't like this for you.
Thanks for being polite to the nurse, you're an awesome girl.
Headed off for our last run today... A drive by wave.
Can you find the CVI adaptation on her bi-ski???
#PCAS rocks and so does this girl!! ...
Sometimes a stretch is what is needed.
We have been in a cycle of frustration with learning activities. Happens, right??? 🤔🙁😞
Yesterday I thought a shot at the🌙 was worth trying since we've been stuck.
Whooohooohoooooooo!!! Felt like we struck gold!!!
Just like that, smarty pants strutted out her number knowledge, identifying quantities correctly with the Numicon shapes.
Today, she again accepted the challenge.
Kicking 2020 to the curb like it's nobody's business! 🙌💪#💪🙌
When a simple box of your favorite thing brings pure joy.
Merry Christmas from this mis-matched PJ family to yours.
We wish you the joy of the season and the peace He brings too.
❤️ Today and always. ❤️ ...
Is no secret, we work on words. And, because of CVI, we use real photos.
That means I make a lot of materials because real photos are not widely used in early language/literacy materials.
So, when I find a commercially available product, I jump on it!
Found these in @tjmaxx and @marshalls. Yeesss!!!
At $4.99 each, they are a BARGAIN! Some things in these sets are not part of our lives and are unimportant as yet (queen, ant, etc.) so those words will be shelved while we work on those which are: clock, egg, socks, dog, etc.
I like the puzzle piece aspect because it lends itself to teaching another leisure activity and offers self-checking on answer selections.
The Rhyming have uses illustrations, unfortunately. Those I'll replace with real photos so we can use those peices. But, I like the activity so it's worth the modification.
These were in the expanded toy section for Christmas in the stores. Sharpies in for perspective on size.
Let me know if you find and grab them too!
My new favorite thing in the morning is when my girl wakes up, grabs her talker of the charging cable on her nightstand and, before even offering a greeting of "Good morning!," jumps right into what she wants to make for breakfast.
And, if you've spent any time with her, you'd know that watching her shows on her iPad is one of her favorite things.
So when what to make for breakfast beats an iPad show request upon waking, you have to speculate that cooking might be moving up the list.
Pre-pandemic, I'd honestly have never considered it. We might even have a sous chef in the making!!
Crazy cool!! 😁
(Eggs. They've been a hot topic a lot around here lately. Check out that visual fixation! 💪👀💪)
Dad/Daughter approved 🤩🍎♥️ ...