It didn't take Luke very long to make himself at home with his "talker" (BKA an iPhone with a Proloquo2Go application). He immediately "told" me that he wanted to ride on a bus. I should have known this and actually do know that he loves all forms of transportation, but to have your non verbal son be able to communicate his wants to you while sitting in your lap...it brings me to tears.
Later, he pushed the icons on the application to tell us that he wanted a tomato juice smoothie and then burst out laughing. We did too! That baby boy LOVES tomatoes! In fact, he ate one yesterday instead of an apple. LOL!!! For him to be able to request what he really wants, instead of us just guessing or trying to interpret is HUGE. And yes, I made him a tomato juice smoothie...how could I not?
Before Luke went to sleep, he "told" us Good Night!
(Something he has never been able to say by himself)
He then pressed See you Later Alligator~
which made us smile, we say that to him all the time ;)
I guess now while I am anticipating what will come out next, what we will learn, what we will discover through this new tool is......how long until he "says" hush mama?!?
Thank you to the Gift a Voice Project sponsored by Different Iz Good and The Turning Views Foundation. http://www.differentizgood.org/
and on facebook at Different Iz Good...Spread the Word
Without you, your outreach, your enthusiasm, your dedication, your perseverance, and your inspiration...
none of this would have been possible.
And this is why I will continue to collect cellphones for you~
long after Luke is talking on his own!
Please consider donating your smart phone, iPhone, or cell phone when you upgrade... it could give a voice to someone without.