Joe’s speech-language pathologist has been working with him on communicating a desire for one thing over another. She tried using recordable switches, but he seemed more enthralled with the button itself and the sound it made than whatever toy or reward it got him.
So yesterday, she set out laminated photos of toys he’d seen before: two that he didn’t care about much (a stretchy Elmo and a yellow ball), and one that he adores (a “blue squishy thing” — none of us were sure what to call it!)
After a few tries, he got the message that touching the picture of the toy he wanted would get him the toy itself. Eureka!
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Lia, that’s amazing. I bet that made your heart smile SO big!!
My boy is a hard-working genius!
That is cool.. Also here is a link for some AAC printables you might want to use.
Click to access myfirstaac_printables_boy.pdf
Yes, Joe is a hard-working genius!
I love this little guy.
Lia, I can’t tell you how much this made me smile. Your little man is awesome!
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