I found this drawing from my very first days at Kindergarten - where they asked us about our favorite things we did on our first day of school and told us to draw it. The implication was it’s supposed to be something social with the other kids, but I didn’t pick it up at the … Continue reading Lunch Lessons
After several months of waiting and fighting insurance, it finally happened! I got my new AAC device! When I found out it finally got approved, I honestly cried. The “over 21” state law that Medicaid used to deny it at first no longer exists, but I’m not surprised that insurance still tried to use it … Continue reading It Happened!
Something that I was often confused by growing up was people’s disinterest in things I found fascinating, interesting, or even beautiful. I was thinking about this the other day, as my caregiver was discussing something - but I was far too distracted by the weeds on the side of road.The way they were swaying to … Continue reading The Simple Joys of “Too Much”
Not long after I had posted about a cancer scare I was dealing with recently, I received a very interesting message from an SLP that I’ve been replaying in my head a lot. “I don’t understand why you’re not verbal.” They listed all the reasons why they thought I could be nonspeaking, and then asked … Continue reading The Advantage of Pauses