Today we were looking at a book with Lauren and asking what color something was. Instead of signing it, she sat on her hands or made her hands stiff. It was her subtle and soft way of saying, “I really don’t feel like talking.” But we didn’t stop, but kept encouraging her to communicate with us, and she did.

This is just one example of speech therapy. We don’t give up trying to communicate. We don’t give up trying to get others to communicate. That’s a lesson for everyone from one family that is on the journey in life with a child with disabilities.

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