A few people have asked me how things are going with the new talker. Well…FANTASTIC!!!! She handled this transition better than I can even imagine! I had so many reservations on if we were doing the right thing by switching. As much as the data was showing me she was struggling with the other system, I wasn’t convinced it was going to be any easier with the new system. I spent more hours stressing and discussing on whether or not we should switch then it took her to learn the new system. Such a proud mom!
Tonight, the talker died though. You can equate this to you getting a horrible case of laryngitis and not being able to talk. Courtney lost her voice tonight. I actually found this harder then the switch in systems! We had to completely resort back to guessing or having her gesture. So hoping they can fix it quickly!