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  • Writer's pictureErica Livingston

AAC devices

Hey y'all!

Wanted to jump up here and talk about communication. Y'all know David is nonverbal. We tried sign language to no avail. I've talked about how he communicates in the past, but wanted to update. He is finally in a trial period with an official AAC device. He is thriving with it! His first sentence to me was "I want to play with bubbles." If you're a special needs momma, you know how special that feels!! It feels so good to be able to hear my child express himself.

We are working with Talk To Me Technologies and they've been awesome. Definitely consider working with them if you're fighting to get your child an AAC device.

For those of you that don't know, an AAC is an augmentative and alternative communication device. It is usually a tablet or computer that someone can use to communicate with. They can type out words or choose pictures that read out the words. David uses an app on his ipad, but this one we are getting through speech is an official AAC with an extra attached speaker.

Like any child, David has shared his fair share of funny sayings now! The other morning, he got up at 2:30 a.m. and kept hitting "I feel good!" Over and over. I just kept saying back how I'm glad he does because momma sure doesn't lol! Then today, during therapy, he stopped mid session to tell his therapist he wanted to go to McDonald's. My boy and his nuggets are a true love story.

Just wanted to share! Parents, keep advocating for your babies to get the support they need in any way!

🖤 Erica

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