Saturday, November 13, 2010
New Device, Familiar Messages, Familiar Partners
Lauren is transitioning to a new speech generating device, the Maestro. At 18 years old, Lauren has recently been showing a significant increase in her functional use of her messsages. On this day, Lauren is getting used to the new device but is using some very familiar messages. When she's stressed, Lauren benefits from holding her partner's hand when she touches her device. When she's motivated though she is VERY much in charge of what she presses and allows no direction from her partner. At the end of our video you can see how beautifully Lauren tells us she's "ready to go" and that she "want(s) to get in the van!"