AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It is an umbrella term for communication methods that are used to supplement, and/or replace speech or writing. There are many different methods available and we have tried a few. Over the last nine years, we have tried Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) cards, communication boards, Pragmatic Organization Dynamic… Continue reading AAC Has Always Been The Goal
At a young age, we knew that Lilly would have an up hill battle with vocalizing words. One of the areas of the brain that was damaged was the area that controls communication from the brain to the muscles. There are many muscles in the mouth, the face, the tongue, and throat that enable a person to talk. By… Continue reading Communication, Not Vocalization
Writing the Lilly Through The Valley posts have made me really step back to look back at my earlier beliefs and dreams. During a recent phone call with my mom, I saw the person I used to be, and the person I have become through the nine years of our journey. The balance between medical versus therapy life is… Continue reading Balancing Medical With Therapy Life
In the next little while, I will be sharing some posts on how I set things up for Lilly to succeed. The results we see today are actually the fruit of early intervention. People often ask me if Early Intervention works, and the answer is a resounding yes! Both of my children have had some sort of early intervention, Lilly's began at four months. At that time,… Continue reading Early Intervention: It Works!
If you have been following me for a while you would remember that I used to blog under Lilly Through The Valley. The blog was a bit different then this one in the sense well I only had one child and often I would blog about our early intervention plans. It was more faith based and… Continue reading Lilly Through The Valley Is Back; Just Not As A Blog