Abby was a little under the weather yesterday, so I kept her home from school to make sure she was feeling okay. She liked playing with all her toys and taking it easy. Her favorite toys are those that make music or light up when she hits them. She is not able to isolate her fingers well, so toys that she can push with her whole hand are the most fun for her.
Abby spent time practicing using an augmentative communication device to make choices of snacks, activities, books, etc. This is just one of the many ways Abby is communicating her needs to us. With so many unintentional hand movements, accuracy if often difficult, so we are still trying different devices and strategies to see what works best for her. Abby understands what we are saying and definitely wants to communicate, but her body makes it very difficult. She is doing such a great job and is so excited when she is able to show us what she wants.