I hope you enjoy reading Catlin’s amazing adventure as she spends a week in silence, using assistive technology. For some folks, losing their voice might come after a lifetime of natural communication. For others, like one of my students, gaining a voice is both exhilarating and frustrating. Caitlin experiences exactly what my student does: misunderstandings and awkwards delays. Uncertainty from those around her.
My student also struggles with invalidation: He is not TRULY communicating. Mrs. Everson, you are acting like a Ouija board, manipulating what he says or what you want to hear. While it’s true that I miss some of his signals, just imagine the heartache of not being heard OR believed. Thank goodness for low tech eye gaze and the awesome Tobii Dynavox! And thank you, Caitlin, for sharing your experiences.
Hey all! Hope you are all well! Thank you for your continued support and kind words! I really couldn’t have done it without all your support! So I guess I will start with how my day started! I decided to have a home day as I had a few odd jobs around the house to […]