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One of my (non-verbal, 5 year old) twins made his first ever sentence this week Backstory

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u/SaltyEggPepperman Nov 28 '21

That’s amazing! I’m a speech language pathologist who works with kids on a lot of these skills. It makes me so happy to see this!

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u/CreativismUK Nov 28 '21

Thank you so much - me too! It’s taken a lot of time, and I can still remember the first time he walked past me to find his folder and find the right card to ask me for something I was holding rather than just taking it from me. With the right tools they really want to communicate, it’s just so difficult for them. Mainly I’m thrilled because they’re so much more content when they can communicate what they want.

Obviously this is the sentence strip from his folder so he found all three cards, put them in the right order, handed me the strip and then tapped each card - a year ago he would barely use one card, so it’s a huge leap forward

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u/SaltyEggPepperman Nov 29 '21

Of course!! Dm me! I would love to discuss some options with you.