<blockquote><b>Quoting Jamils_ mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angie Mother of Boys:</b>" Copy and pasted from my other thread ... [snip!] ... were able to get what I'm trying to express."</blockquote> Sounds good!! So No device yet? I thought you got it already"</blockquote>
No, we were *supposed* to have gotten it today... But our SLP was a jackass and didn't show me/have me do things so he would be ready for today. She told me what to tell her as far as his capabilities but neglected to actually help me prepare him for a test so to speak. She randomly infrequently pulled her devices out and her iPad at speech to show him and interact on games and such and told me to do the same... So I did. Come to find out whether we used a photo book or the iPad we should have been making him do 2-3 word combos from pointing or touch to talk. I've been doing pecs plastered through the kitchen... And letting him play games, look at books, pictures on the iPad like his SLP told me to for muscle coordination and the concept of cause and effect through touching and then getting a response like interactive stories and firework displays etc. she was WAY off. I have communication apps on our iPad for months now, but she told me to hold off on using them so he didn't get confused and the lady at children's could teach me on the device he was ultimately going to get. So I haven't been doing it with him. So frustrating on that front. So more waiting.... Anyway the app I have is the one the SLP today wanted me to download, but I already had it, so we were able to look at it at the end. She was using little devices for him... Smaller than an iPad during the appt today, so I kind of got a feel for what she wants to try out. In 3 months we will get a loaner device and shopping will be between $30 and $50, not sure of the time frame etc between actually getting out hands on one to try and getting the final product. I wish our SLP wouldn't have been making guesses and actually prepared me for what we should have been doing. I feel like I went in half blind. At least I have more knowledge and her future patients that might need one, will actually have reliable information from her since we are going through it right now.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Angie Mother of Boys:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jamils_ mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angie ... [snip!] ... future patients that might need one, will actually have reliable information from her since we are going through it right now."</blockquote>
Oh, no... I hope everything works out soon! Sometimes I don't think people really understand that a little communication can go a long way.