Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AAC Device

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is any form of communication that people use if they are unable or unwilling to use standard forms of communication such as speech. Since Trenton was 2 1/2 years old I have spent hundreds of dollars on different AAC forms to help him. I've tried several communication apps, sign language, communication boards,  picture exchange systems, etc. I have invested countless hours besides all the money into finding something to help him. One year ago he was finally referred to get a high tech communication device and to see a specialist. It took almost one year of paperwork, special appointments in Indianapolis, and lots of phone calls and fights, but Trenton was finally approved for his own device and we finally have it in our hands!!
I am so excited for this! It will take a while and definitely won't happen over night but  I pray that this helps him and our family eventually!

So far the first half of 2017 has been fabulous!! All of the sweat, tears, and hard work is paying off.  I am seeing answers to our prayers. I couldn't be more proud of Trenton and the team that the three of us are. We are really starting to see all of our hard work pay off. Nothing happens over night with us but it is all worth it! Our journey with a communication device is just starting. Hopefully, in a year from now our journey with our service dog in our home will be starting. I would have never imagined this all two years ago! All I can say is that God is good!

The first thing he told me on his device tonight was pizza:)
Lamentations 3:25   The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him

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