Dylans new dialogue.
Dylan: ‘Mum, I wan munee bee’
Me: ‘You want money?”
Dylan: “Yah bee ‘
Me: ‘What do you want money for?”
Me: ‘One pound?
Dylan: “Yah be’
Me: ‘What do you want to do with your one pound? What do you want to buy?”
Me: “Ffap?…(pause) I don’t understand Dylan. I’m sorry”
Then Dylan gets his Ipad and hovers over all the pages. He opens up the icon which allows the creation of another button but then pauses over the keyboard; unsure of the letters he needs to decode the mystery surrounding “Ffap.”
We’ve been through this routine countless times over and over again in the last few days.
The repetition is getting wearing but for Dylan he want to get his ‘ffap’. I just wish we knew what it was!
I love the fact that he is now independently reaching for the Ipad to support his communication. And he’s talking! Really talking!
Although unclear, the drive to communicate has arrived and I’m absolutely thrilled about it. There’s a definite improvement in his vocalisations since he is practising more. I’m aware his speech may not ever be clear to others outside of the family home but he is certainly trying! Thank goodness!
But ‘ffap’ has got us for the moment
It won’t be forever but for now its a stumbling block.
But we’ll get it, any ideas? 🙂